With JSSI, you gain the support of 30 years of technical expertise and knowledge. We are the leading independent provider of maintenance programs and cover virtually all makes and models of aircraft, engines, and APUs.
We provide comprehensive, flexible, and affordable financial programs and tools that are optimized for government applications. JSSI enables national government agencies, and state and local governments around the world, to keep aircraft mission ready and improve overall operational performance.
Our aircraft maintenance and operational support services help agencies manage the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft—including jets, turboprops and helicopters. In short, we ensure operating costs match budgets.
Additional aviation services we offer include end-to-end lifecycle and inventory management, pricing intelligence, total asset visibility and Tip-to-Tail® maintenance support. Our independence empowers us to act as your advocate during a maintenance event and we provide complete coverage for engine management—from line maintenance and parts to engine overhauls.
As the worldwide leader of hourly maintenance programs, JSSI is committed to providing our clients with a stable maintenance budget, 24-hour maintenance expertise, enhanced aircraft resale value and the flexibility to serve the entire fleet. It’s no wonder why people choose JSSI hourly cost maintenance programs to provide them with protection from the high cost of maintenance®.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does JSSI Tailor its Programs to Specific Requirements and Missions?
Yes. JSSI can provide either a Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solution or a highly customized program based on specific Performance Work Statement, Statement of Work or Statements of Requirements. Program features can be added or removed or completely modified to meet the needs of the customer. In addition, we can offer purpose-built solutions to create winning proposals in the areas of: Program Management, Supply Chain Systems, and Data & Engineering Solutions.
PRO-RATA or BUY-IN?
Pioneered by JSSI, the pro-rata—or cost-sharing plan—is available for our engine program clients in lieu of paying a fee for prior hours flown (i.e., “buy-in”) at the time of original enrollment. Pro-rata are defined at the time of enrollment and are based upon the engine hours and cycles, divided by the scheduled maintenance intervals for major maintenance events and life-limited component replacement. For example, a client with 1,000-hours flown, a 2,000-hour Hot Section interval, and a 4,000-hour time between overhaul (TBO), would be responsible for 50 percent of the first Hot Section and 25 percent of the first Overhaul following enrollment. The program would be fully responsible for all future Hot Sections and Overhauls. The optional engine buy-in applies to any in-service engine. When these funds are paid, the pro-rata associated with scheduled maintenance events are eliminated and the engines are covered 100 percent by JSSI, subject only to contract exclusions.
Are We Committed to a Specific Repair Facility?
No. If choosing your repair facility is important to you, enroll your aircraft under the JSSI Choice option. However, allowing JSSI to select the repair facility enables us to provide the most cost-effective coverage for your aircraft. Over the years, we have developed strong relationships with certain maintenance providers and parts suppliers and, in return, we have the ability to lower your maintenance costs through discounted repairs and lower hourly rates. If preferred, you still have the option to select a maintenance facility as long as it is approved by both the Governing Aviation Authority and the OEM.
Do I Need JSSI Programs On New Aircraft?
Yes. The new engine and airframe warranty is the principal way of ensuring that a new aircraft and/or engines will perform as designed. However, manufacturers’ warranties do not cover scheduled maintenance or major inspections. Once the warranty expires, the owner/operator is no longer covered for unscheduled maintenance, unless of course the owner/operator is on the JSSI Program at time of delivery. JSSI offers a reduced hourly rate during the warranty period. Owners/operators should also note the varying warranty periods that apply to specific aircraft components. It is possible to be under warranty protection for a specific component and out of warranty protection on another component. JSSI accrues funds for all scheduled events, beginning with the very first flight hour. As such, maintenance and repair coverage is completely seamless for the owner/operator when the warranty expires.
Do I Have Options For Engine Coverage?
JSSI offers programs at varying levels of coverage to suit your engine maintenance needs. Some clients opt for a program focused on shop visits, service bulletins and catastrophic engine failure. Others seek to include coverage for scheduled repair and replacement of life-limited components (LLCs), expanded shipping options, AOG support, or labor for routine inspections. JSSI’s suite of programs are tailored to your flight profile and budgetary needs. We also offer protection from only unforeseen maintenance costs, for those willing to accept all other budgetary responsibilities for scheduled maintenance. Program upgrades are also available for an additional charge to the hourly rate.
Do JSSI Programs Add Residual Value?
Absolutely. When choosing to enroll in an hourly cost maintenance program, aircraft owners, operators and their lenders have many things to consider. At the forefront of any decision to enroll are concerns such as residual value, service and flexibility. JSSI programs are consistently valued on par with OEM programs by lenders, appraisers and the broker community. If you are ever advised to the contrary, please contact JSSI and we will provide supporting materials on how JSSI enhances and delivers true residual value for your aircraft.