SOURCE: Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc.

March 03, 2006 12:05 ET

Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. and Florida Community College Announce Training Partnership

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 3, 2006 --In a joint statement released today, Flightstar Aircraft Services and Florida Community College at Jacksonville's Aviation Center of Excellence announced the establishment of a new training partnership. Initially designed to address Flightstar's immediate need for approximately 150 new aviation maintenance employees, the program is planned to grow to include many of the training needs of Flightstar as they continue to enjoy tremendous growth at their new Cecil Commerce Center facility. This program will encourage hopeful candidates to excel in the area of aviation maintenance technology as aviation mechanics (Airframe and Powerplant), aviation sheet metal structures mechanics and avionics technicians. Upon successful completion of the program, hopeful candidates will be guaranteed an interview with Flightstar. FCCJ/Flightstar plan to begin training as early as March for interviews beginning in April.

For qualification and enrollment information please call the FCCJ Aviation Center of Excellence at 904.997.2845.

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

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

    Florida Community College at Jacksonville Contact:
    Michael Corby
    Telephone: 904-632-3310
    E-mail: Email Contact