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Aircraft Management

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An aircraft can be an essential tool for running and expanding a business. They save time, they save wear and tear on employees, they allow meetings with customers more often, and they help businesses to be more profitable.

When the time comes for your company to make an aircraft one of your business tools, Flightstar is ready to put their 35+ years of aviation experience to work for you. In addition to assisting in the proper selection and the actual purchase of an aircraft, Flightstar offers a turn-key package to manage your aircraft. Flightstar currently manages the largest private jet fleet of any community the size of Champaign-Urbana.

Flight Crews

Flightstar hires, manages, and trains the flight crews for your aircraft. The average Flightstar flight crewmember spends over 28 days per year in recurrent training on normal and emergency aircraft procedures, systems operation, aircraft performance, fatigue management, cockpit resource management, in flight medical procedures, RVSM requalification, international procedures, company procedures, safety of flight issues and client preferences.

Scheduling and Concierge Services

From the moment you call, Flightstar’s flight coordination staff diligently works to make your travel arrangements truly effortless and enjoyable.  From aircraft and crew scheduling, customs arrangements, FBO selections, contract fuel arrangements, hotel and ground transportation reservations, special client requests, and in-progress trip flight following and monitoring to accounting for fuel burns, flight times, trip costs and expenses, duty time limitations, and client reports, they do it all.


It may appear that client service is number one, but it’s really second to issues of safety.  All of the aspects of aircraft ownership are mananged by Flightstar on your behalf.  Cost monitoring, crew employment issues, upgrade recommendations, ensuring regulatory compliance and revenue production are just a few.

Aircraft Maintenance

Although your primary face to face contacts will be with the flight coordination and flight crew personnel, our maintenance staff works behind the scenes to ensure high dispatch reliability rates.  This includes status briefings at the conclusion of each flight, discrepancy resolution and repair, weekly maintenance inspections, and factory recommended maintenance servicing.  Flightstar has over 40 maintenance technicians experienced on Falcons, King Airs, Learjets, Challengers and the Global Express.

Aircraft Cosmetics

All of the managed aircraft receive daily and periodic cleaning and detailing to keep them looking new.


Flightstar has six heated hangars with a total of 91,000 square feet of protection from the elements.

Discount Fuel Programs

As a Flightstar managed aircraft, you receive discount pricing on fuel purchased in Champaign.  You are also enrolled in Flightstar contract fuel programs for fuel while away from Champaign.

Fleet Insurance Rates

Flightstar managed aircraft are covered under the fleet policy at fleet rates.  USAIG, the underwriter, has insured Flightstar for over 30 consecutive years and is known as the best aviation underwriter in the industry.

Back-Up Aircraft

Other Flightstar managed aircraft are available as back up should your aircraft be down for whatever reason.

Charter Revenues

Flightstar managed aircraft owners have the option to have their aircraft put on Flightstar’s air carrier certificate to enable charter flights and revenue on the aircraft when not being utilized by the owner.