JSSI and Constant Aviation Introduce ADS-B – FANS Solution

February 6, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois — Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, and Constant Aviation, a full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul business with a nationwide network, have teamed up to offer aircraft owners and operators a new upgrade program. The collaboration will help JSSI clients meet the compliance deadline for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Future Air Navigation System (FANS)-1/A avionics upgrades.

The special upgrade program is now available to JSSI Airframe Program clients that need to meet the FAA’s January 1, 2020, deadline for equipping aircraft with ADS-B avionics. JSSI will work closely with clients and Constant Aviation to schedule the appropriate ADS-B and FANS-1/A upgrades and, in an effort to maximize efficiency, will also schedule any upcoming maintenance inspections that may be due at the time. Once equipped, ADS-B technology provides pilots with real-time precision, shared situational awareness and many other advanced applications.

Donald Ridge, Manager, Program Development for JSSI, commented, “We are always looking for ways to further assist our clients and lower their maintenance costs. By working with the highly skilled technical team at Constant Aviation, we can secure a convenient slot for this required upgrade, at a preferred rate, well before the deadline. It also means we can offer our clients relief from this out-of-pocket expense by rolling it into their existing airframe hourly maintenance program.”

“We are excited to be working with JSSI to help their clients plan for this mandate that many aircraft owners and operators have not yet prepared for.  Constant has reserved a dedicated line specifically

for JSSI clients looking to complete this upgrade,” said Jay Rizzo, Vice President Sales and Business Development at Constant Aviation. “Our technicians have the skill set required to upgrade a wide range of turbine aircraft and ensure full compliance.  Constant has developed ADS-B solutions for over 45 aircraft make and models.  We can also schedule any additional maintenance that may be needed at the same time to minimize downtime and reduce overall costs.  With only 35 months remaining to complete this mandatory upgrade, the stats show that equals 167 aircraft being upgraded per month in order to meet the 2020 deadline.”

For more details on how to add this new ADS-B avionics upgrade program to your existing JSSI coverage, call 888-469-5774 or email: clientservices@jetsupport.com. To learn more about JSSI’s Tip-to-Tail®, Engine, Airframe, and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) coverage, available for more than 350 different aircraft models, including helicopters, visit www.jetsupport.com.


About Jet Support Services, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has been the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines, and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial programs and tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including business and commercial jets, turboprops and helicopters. As the creator of the revolutionary Tip-to-Tail® Program, JSSI is the only single source provider of this trademarked service. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors.

Other JSSI Services:

  • JSSI Parts gives clients the advantage of JSSI buying power and expertise as the single largest purchaser of parts and maintenance services in the business aviation industry.
  • Jet Engine Leasing offers engine- and APU-leasing solutions. JSSI owns several rental assets for hard-to-locate platforms and can source rental assets for almost anything that flies.
  • AMP is JSSI’s dedicated Asset Management Platform (AMP), available to business aviation lenders as a tool to assist in the mitigation of risk and the management of financed aircraft.

For more information, visit www.jetsupport.com or contact Tom Morton, Technical Communications Specialist, at +1.312.644.8779 or email tmorton@jetsupport.com.

About Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation has locations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cuyahoga County Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Las Vegas International Airport. All facilities specialize in airframe maintenance, engine repair maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interior refurbishment, parts distribution, accessory and composite services. As one of the fastest growing MRO’s in the country, Constant Aviation understands the importance of aircraft availability, predictability and minimizing operational costs for their customers. Constant Aviation has raised the bar in aircraft maintenance expectations and provides customers with a one-stop shop option when it comes to maintenance events. For more information, please visit www.constantaviation.com or call +

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