March 18, 2015
Flightstar Aircraft Services continues with expansion plans
Flightstar Aircraft Services is streamlining its internal supply chain operations with its acquisition of a 52,000 ft² 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 its 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.