SOURCE: Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc.

February 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. Adding up to 150 Jobs

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. (Flightstar), a leading provider of heavy maintenance and modifications for narrow body air transport category aircraft, announced that the company will be adding up to 150 additional jobs in the next couple of months. Flightstar plans to fill a range of positions from aircraft mechanics to sheet metal and avionics technicians. Various support staff positions will also be offered by the company. These additional job openings are required to accommodate recent new contracts and to address the anticipated growth of the company during this first planned phase of expansion. In the near future, Flightstar will begin an evaluation process of various locations that will support phase two of the company's overall expansion plan.

Flightstar's President, Jerry Hernandez, stated; "We are extremely pleased to be able to offer these positions and to be a continued part of the success of Cecil Commerce Center."

In November of 2005, Flightstar completed its move from Jacksonville International Airport to a nine aircraft bay facility with over 200,000 square feet, located at Cecil Commerce Center at Cecil Air Field (VQQ) in Jacksonville, FL. Flightstar currently is the largest private employer at Cecil Commerce Center with over 300 personnel.

About Flightstar

Founded in April, 2000 and based at the Cecil Field Commerce Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. ( ) 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 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).

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Matt Eaton
    Vice President of Corporate Developement
    Telephone: 904-741-0300
    E-mail: Email Contact