ORLANDO, FL – StarPortUSA, based out of the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, recently delivered a F900 which was completed and maintained at the 115,000-square-foot facility. The aircraft underwent a 2A, 2A+, 2C, 3A, 3A+, 4A+, A+ and C inspection with a landing gear overhaul and an interior refurbishment.
According to Assistant General Manager Dennis Dose, the maintenance work on the Falcon 900 was extensive. “This project involved meticulous coordination between departments in order to meet the delivery schedule and maintain our high standards. We had a team of eight maintenance technicians on two shifts, which performed the job, on-time, in approximately 2,750 man-hours.” While maintenance was being performed on the aircraft, interior refurbishments were also completed.
The aircraft’s crew seats were recovered in sheepskin, the bulkheads were reupholstered, interior cabin wood was polished and detailed, and the entry way steps were recovered. In addition, the aircraft’s aft baggage compartment and forward cabin closets were recovered, cabin drapes and closets were refurbished, and the aircraft’s seat belts were rewebbed. To finish, gold-metalplating services were performed on the seat buckles.
The aircraft was delivered to the customer on time. “This is a regular, repeat customer of ours and we do everything possible to ensure the highest-quality service and prompt delivery to reduce his overall downtime,” said Executive Director of Sales Eddie Hidalgo. StarPort’s aircraft refurbishment department offers comprehensive aircraft completions services, including on-site woodworking, upholstery, re-foaming, carpeting, paneling, engineering and gold-metal plating services for both turbine and piston aircraft. In addition, the company provides interior design and modification services, STC approvals and FAA approvals.
StarPort’s exterior paint facility is capable of painting aircraft as large as Falcon 7X, Gulfstream IVs and Global Express aircraft. The company’s aircraft painting professionals have an average experience level of roughly 20 years in the aircraft painting industry. Employees are required to follow a step-bystep quality control process to produce a long-lasting durable finish on aircraft.
StarPort is an Orlando, Florida-based, leading business aviation firm with a full-service FBO, heavy maintenance service center, complete aircraft refurbishment center and an aircraft sales division. The company’s aircraft refurbishment capabilities include exterior paint and interior refurbishment, with full cabinet, upholstery and seat-shop services for small, medium and large-cabin business aircraft. Heavy maintenance capabilities include around-the-clock scheduled maintenance and mobile AOG services, with extensive sheet-metal and structural repair capabilities, full avionics services, in-house level III NDT services with radiography, and a Honeywell 731 engine line maintenance service center. To cater to business aviation customers in North & South America, in addition to Europe and the Far East, StarPort Orlando-Sanford International Airport 100 StarPort Way Sanford, FL 32773. Visit www.starport.com
StarPort’s facility is strategically located at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, in Sanford, Florida. StarPort has a proven track record of maintaining a wide range of airframes, including Bombardier, Cessna, Falcon, Raytheon and Gulfstream aircraft. The company is a licensed FAA Repair Center (#Q5BR079X) and an EASA (#145-6200) approved Repair Station.