Chrissie Mann has been appointed deputy ground operations manager at Gloucestershire airport-based The Little Jet Company.
“I love my job," says Mann. "We have an incredible team, one of the best I have ever worked with. It's lovely to work with people who care and are passionate about what they do. Everyone in the company goes above and beyond, doing what they can to make sure that the clients' experiences are the best they can possibly be. The aircraft are just fantastic, and it is such a friendly place to work. It's a really supportive environment; everyone gets on well, and everything is done properly."
Mann, who has a law degree, discovered her love of aviation when she spent time in operations for a remote scenic and charter flight company in Australia. She gained her private pilot licence before she moved back to the UK where she is studying for an airline transport pilot licence.
In her new role she will be involved with everything from arranging flights to meeting and greeting clients.
“You don't get into aviation, and you don't stay in it, unless you are genuinely passionate about it, unless it's something you love," she comments. "I like the problem solving and the challenges that come with the operations side of things. I like the fact I can see something through right from the beginning to the end, and I like the variety of things we do. I get to meet such a variety of really interesting people."
The Little Jet Company provides charter, aircraft management and ground handling services. The company flies to European destinations and also has access to a global jet fleet. Recent growth has seen it open bases in Brighton and Bournemouth.