Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Programs
Many operators have relationships with certain maintenance facilities for their cost-per-flight-hour or maintenance requirements. JSSI is the only company that gives its clients the option to not only direct maintenance to any facility of their choice but also to make a shift to additional MROs when costs, service levels or performance quality requires a change. JSSI’s independence is your advantage.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Yes. JSSI offers different programs to provide varying levels of coverage to suit our clients’ engine maintenance needs. The JSSI PLATINUM Program is designed specifically for owners and operators of select makes and models of large-cabin aircraft. This program offers an all-inclusive, hourly cost maintenance program that drives down maintenance costs and provides budget stability and peace of mind. JSSI Platinum provides comprehensive coverage for Removal and Replacement (R&R) and shipping. The JSSI PREMIUM Program is the highest level of engine protection, including accruals for major scheduled events and life-limited component replacement—whether scheduled or unscheduled—in addition to all future ADs and recommended and mandatory Service Bulletins issued after the original date of enrollment. Our SELECT Program offers coverage for your major scheduled and unscheduled events at a lower rate than the Premium Program because scheduled life-limited component replacement is not covered. We also offer an UNSCHEDULED program that is designed for those wishing to only have protection from unforeseen maintenance costs and willing to accept all other budgetary responsibilities for scheduled maintenance. Program upgrades are also available for an additional charge to the hourly rate.
How Do I Enroll?
You may request a quote at anytime online and a JSSI representative will reach out to you immediately. You may also leverage our interactive contact-us tool on the website to view the contact details for the JSSI representatives in your region.
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.
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