At GoJet, our top priority is providing a safe and quality travel experience. Central to that mission is Maintenance Fleet Manager, Timothy “Quinn” Sasser. Quinn, who has held his position since 2009, is responsible for ensuring that any modifications made to our aircraft meet our high safety and quality standards. “Any modification to our aircraft, whether a preventative enhancement, or a feature detail, goes through my desk,” explains Quinn.
Some of Quinn’s most recent modification projects include the installation of wi-fi on our fleet of CRJ700/900 aircraft, as well as the converting the CRJ700s in our Delta fleet from 65 seats to 69 seats. “The key to adding seats is not compromising passenger comfort,” he remarked. “We move the lavatory farther back in the aircraft, so that the extra seats don’t equate to a loss of legroom.”
Quinn’s aviation career started in 1994, when Trans States Airlines hired him as a Technical Analyst right after he finished college at Western Kentucky University. He recalls, “When I was a Tech Analyst, I was looking for, and finding problems and issues. Now I’m actually fixing problems.”
Quinn’s position requires him to travel all over North America, but his favorite place to travel for work is Montreal, Quebec. “I love going to the downtown area. While you’re there, you can see both the really old buildings, and the new skyscrapers. It’s a really blossoming city that still has a lot of history.” Quinn says that his favorite part of Montreal are the restaurants. “I feel like I’ve been there enough now that I know where the most unique ones are.”
When he’s not traveling for work or working to maintain GoJet’s fleet of aircraft, he and his wife, Holly, stay busy with their two teenagers who are in high school. “Between keeping up with their school sports, and playing tennis and running myself, there are a lot of sports in my life when I’m not on the clock.” Apart from sports, Quinn is also a music fan and frequently attends bluegrass festivals.
Quinn was born in Australia, where his parents were working at the time. His family then moved to Alabama, where he grew up. After college in Kentucky and Florida, he settled down in St. Louis, after meeting his wife, a St. Louis native. “I like St. Louis,” he says, “I think that we’ll be staying here for many more years to come.”
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