Flightstar Aircraft Services Announces Facility Expansion

Dépèche transmise le 25 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

Flightstar Aircraft Services Announces Facility Expansion

Flightstar Aircraft Services Announces Facility Expansion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flightstar Aircraft Services (Flightstar), a leading provider of heavy aircraft maintenance and modifications, is pleased to announce the company will be expanding its facilities at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The planned 100,000 square foot facility will include an Aircraft Coating Facility for narrow and wide-body aircraft, a Learning Center in conjunction with Florida State College at Jacksonville, and additional space for the company’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations. Flightstar has signed a Term Agreement and plan with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority for a long term lease to be finalized shortly. Expected staffing levels will reach an additional 200 employees at peak production. The facility expansion groundbreaking is scheduled for September 28th and will be completed in late 2010.

Jerry Hernandez, Flightstar’s President said, “Flightstar is completing its tenth year in Jacksonville and we just couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to expand our business in such a diversified and business friendly city.”

Flightstar began providing heavy maintenance and modification services at Jacksonville International Airport in 2000 and in 2005 moved to a larger facility at Cecil Commerce Center at Cecil Field in Jacksonville. The company has since continued to expand its customer base and has added new aircraft platforms to its service offering.

About Flightstar

Based at the Cecil Field Commerce Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. (www.flightstarjax.com ) is a leading provider of heavy maintenance and inspection services as well as modification services for narrow body air transport category aircraft. The company specializes in Regional Jet, MD80, DC9, B727, B737 and B757 aircraft. Services include all levels of scheduled maintenance from daily line checks to heavy depot level maintenance. Additionally the company provides engine changes, complete avionics modifications, structural modifications and upgrades, reduced noise level modifications and passenger-to-freighter conversions. Flightstar is an FAA approved repair station (certificate # FOTR986N).

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