2016-Q2 15 & 10 Year Anniversaries

Friday, 7/29/16, we held our Quarterly Anniversary Recognition Celebration, and wanted to share the much deserved recognition with the entire organization.

To our Quarter 2 Honorees:

The successful growth of our company is the direct result of you, our valued employees. People are and always will be our greatest asset. Your dedication and commitment serve as a vital link in the chain which drives our operation.  You are an important member of our team and your abilities and contributions will be an important part of our continued success.

Thank you for all that you do and please accept our good wishes on the anniversary of your employment with Flightstar.

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Flightstar’s First Dreamer

unspecified4With Flightstar’s partnership with Dreams Come True we were able to make our first dreamer’s wish happen. Makenzie is 11 and battling Cystic Fibrosis. Her family is local to southern Georgia and were very excited to make Makenzie’s dream of going to New York reality. Some places she visited were Dylan’s Candy Bar, American Girl store, Central Park Zoo, saw Wicked and had a backstage tour. We are thankful to be part of making Makenzie’s wish come true.

Flightstar Aircraft Services announces charity partnership with Dreams Come True

dreams come trueFlightstar Aircraft Services, a leader in Aviation Maintenance, formed a new charity partnership with Dreams Come True. The foundation’s main purpose is to support local Jacksonville families with children battling a critical illness. A life changing sickness not only affects their family members but also affects a community. “If we can put a smile on a child’s face even for just one day it would be all worth it”, stated Jerry Hernandez, President of Flightstar.

 The charity was founded in 1984, and is the only locally based nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope. Dreams Come True has made dreams come to fruition for more than 3,400 children. Eligible children battle a life-threatening illness, are between the ages of 2 ½ and 18, are referred by their physician, and live in or are treated in the Northeast Florida or Southeast Georgia area. Dreams Come True applies all contributions, unless designated otherwise by the donor, directly to fulfilling the dreams of LOCAL children. It is because of the generous support of the community that Dreams Come True has brought tears of joy and smiles of happiness to so many ill children.

If you would like to contribute to a child’s dream, please visit them at www.dreamscometrue.org

 

Flightstar Aircraft Services Continues with Expansion Plans

Company opens new parts and tooling distribution center

Jacksonville, FL, March 17, 2015: Flightstar Aircraft Services is streamlining its internal supply chain operations with its acquisition of a 52,000 square feet climate controlled facility. The Company spent over 12 months redesigning order fulfillment and distribution processes to combat material support challenges associated with growing its airframe MRO business. The company’s CEO, Jerry Hernandez, stated, “Not only does this facility’s design better support our materiel requirements, but it’s proximity to our three hangars offers a paramount advantage as well.” Flightstar’s development at Cecil Airport is aimed at building an aviation center of excellence for airframe maintenance and modification services. The centralized storage facility includes three bulk storage mezzanines, overhead cranes, high density shelving, and industry standard pallet racking; significantly increasing the company’s workflow and parts storage positions. The current floor plan incorporates over 30,000 unique bin locations and a significant amount of lay-down and elevated storage capacity.

The facility will house operations responsible for purchasing, receiving, order picking, consolidation, shipping, distribution, and reverse logistics. As like most Distribution Centers, the facility will serve as a back bone for efficient front-line store fronts and production friendly point-of-use locations located within Flightstar’s three large hangar operations. Opening a centralized distribution center was logical choice for a company who continues to strive for increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

About Flightstar

Flightstar Aircraft Services, LLC is a leading provider of heavy maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) services to the commercial aviation industry. As a FAA Part 145 Repair Station with Class IV unlimited rating certification, the company offers a vast array of MRO, modifications, passenger-to-freighter (“PTF”) conversions, and aircraft painting services. Founded in 2000, Flightstar is strategically headquartered at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, FL and employs over 1,000 non-unionized employees. The company operates three hangars encompassing over 460,000 square feet, with the capability to support up to 20 visits simultaneously. In support of aircraft visits, Flightstar operates a dedicated, 35,000 sq. ft. coating bay capable of performing full aircraft strip and paint services on B767-300 sized aircraft. Additionally, the company maintains a climate controlled warehouse with total footprint of 52,000 square feet.

Flightstar Aircraft Services completes first heavy check on Boeing 767

Jacksonville, FL, March 4, 2015:  Flightstar Aircraft Services LLC, located in Jacksonville, FL announced the completion of its first set of Boeing 767 heavy maintenance visits with the latest returning to service on February 22, 2015. These maintenance visits represent the first group of FedEx Express Boeing 767 aircraft that Flightstar will be performing in 2015. Such visits will not only include standard heavy maintenance checks, but also fleet bridging programs in select cases. “We are excited to recognize such a successful launch for our Boeing 767 service offering and look forward to complementing our strengths on the narrow-body platform”, commented Tucker Morrison, Chief Operating Officer for Flightstar. “Repeat business is a tribute to our quality and reliability of service and ultimately, the confidence of our customer in our employees’ attitudes and abilities”

About Flightstar

Flightstar Aircraft Services, LLC is a leading provider of heavy maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) services to the commercial aviation industry. As a FAA Part 145 Repair Station with Class IV unlimited rating certification, the company offers a vast array of MRO, modifications, passenger-to-freighter (“PTF”) conversions, and aircraft painting services. Founded in 2000, Flightstar is strategically headquartered at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, FL and employs over 1,000 non-unionized employees. The company operates three hangars encompassing over 460,000 square feet, with the capability to support up to 20 visits simultaneously. In support of aircraft visits, Flightstar operates a dedicated, 35,000 sq. ft. coating bay capable of performing full aircraft strip and paint services on B767-300 sized aircraft. Additionally, the company maintains a climate controlled, warehouse with total footprint of 50,000 square feet.

For more information on Flightstar Aircraft Services please visit www.flightstarjax.com.

Jacksonville Florida based MRO, Flightstar Aircraft Services, completes new hangar expansion project

Flightstar adds an additional 40% of aircraft maintenance capacity to its North American facilities

Jacksonville, FL, October 21, 2014: Flightstar Aircraft Services, LLC will complete its newest aircraft maintenance hangar at their Cecil Airport (VQQ) headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. on October, 31st . Flightstar, in conjunction with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority and local government officials, selected Balfour Beatty to construct the 130,000 ft2 clear-span hangar. The facility design allows for maximum flexibility of fleet types and is capable of accommodating 4 to 7 aircraft from the B717 up to the B767. “The addition of this hangar to our campus in Jacksonville bolsters our commitment to strategic growth and the use of modern facilities. Flighstar is dedicated to becoming the world leader in outsourced aircraft maintenance and this facility reaffirms that commitment,” said President and C.E.O. Jerry Hernandez. Flightstar will be celebrating its 15 Year anniversary in 2015 and has been recognized for its quality and customer service since its inception. As a result of the company’s dedication to quality, on time performance, and post maintenance check reliability, Flightstar was named one of Florida’s top 100 fastest growing private companies in 2014 by the Florida American City Business Journals. For more information on Flightstar Aircraft Services please visit www.flightstarjax.com.