Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has acquired SierraTrax, an aircraft maintenance tracking company based in Wichita, Kansas.
SierraTrax provides maintenance tracking software for business aircraft worldwide through its modern technology interface. As a Textron Aviation recommended provider of maintenance tracking services, the SierraTrax platform is used extensively by Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker operators. The company supports most turboprop, light and midsize aircraft, but will now focus on extending the service into the super midsize and large cabin segments to align with JSSI's coverage of virtually every make and model of business jet, turboprop and helicopter.
“The SierraTrax team has done an incredible job establishing a leadership position in a crowded maintenance tracking space in just five short years,” says JSSI chairman and CEO Neil Book. “Its remarkable rate of growth has been fuelled by great technology, an easy-to-use interface and a commitment to customer service, innovation and data transparency.”
SierraTrax CEO Jason Talley adds: “We started SierraTrax to provide a modern maintenance tracking solution at an affordable price. We share a common value system with JSSI centred around exceptional customer service. Together, we will take the business to the next level and extend our offerings to a broader customer base bringing modern, accessible technology and pricing to operators worldwide.”
JSSI supports more than 10 per cent of the world's business jets on its hourly cost maintenance programmes and oversees more than 10,000 maintenance events per year. The company also provides parts, engines and APUs to hundreds of operators across all makes and models through its JSSI Parts & Leasing business. This strategic move into the maintenance tracking space will blend insight from SierraTrax with more than 30 years of JSSI operating cost data and complement the company's existing portfolio, which also includes JSSI Advisory Services and Conklin & de Decker.
“This exciting new partnership will enable the JSSI platform to deliver a full suite of highly complementary services to the market that will simplify and optimise the entire maintenance experience, allowing owners and operators to manage their aircraft more efficiently,” concludes Book.
GTCR, a private equity firm, is a majority investor in JSSI.