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Monday, May 6, 2019

Flightstar Corporation Announces Partnership with The Leather Institute to Host Midwest Satellite Location

Champaign, IL (KCMI) – May 6th, 2019 – Flightstar Corporation, full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul operation (MRO) and Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF), announces a partnership with The Leather Institute to open a satellite location at Flightstar’s MRO facility.

The Leather Institute, a leader in the repair, restoration, and preservation of leather; will begin operations from Flightstar's facility mid-summer of 2019. This satellite location will allow for work to be completed during scheduled maintenance events at Flightstar in addition to offering all services throughout the Midwest utilizing their fully mobile operation. “Our new partnership with Flightstar enables us to provide the highest quality services on a localized level, giving owners and operators in the Midwest an answer to their interior maintenance needs. Flightstar is an industry leader with a stellar reputation, uniquely positioned in the region to provide us a jumping ground to nearby cities.” said Sean Dorgan, President of The Leather Institute.

"This partnership enables both Flightstar and The Leather Institute to offer more available services and options to our current and prospective customers," said Rodd Caldwell, Flightstar Technical Sales Director. "Having their experienced team based in-house gives us scheduling flexibility and allows Flightstar to offer a multitude of additional capabilities to our customers. With our location, The Leather Institute now has a convenient satellite location for direct travel to their customers located across the Midwest," he added.

About The Leather Institute

With over 35 years of experience, The Leather Institute is a FAA Certified Repair Station offering leather/synthetic leather services to maintain the interiors of aircraft. The Leather Institute process from general cleaning to refinishing is a fully approved process by both the FAA and EASA. In addition, The Leather Institute is an OEM Approved Supplier to Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Textron, and more. The Leather Institute is headquartered in New Jersey with services operations based in New York/New Jersey as well as South Florida. In addition to base service locations, services are offered Nationwide via mobile operations.

The Leather Institute maintains an excellent reputation in the aviation community for providing products and services for interior leather/synthetic leather components. We have a prestigious list of clients who rely on us to keep their interiors looking like-new for many years to come.

We provide care and maintenance for leather and other substrates including synthetic leather, carpet, and more. We have an active R&D center that concentrates on providing the best possible products with our environment in mind. We have formulated various Green cleaning products and refinishing products. Our latest offering, Ink Resist takes a proactive approach to ink and denim (dye transfer) by applying a protective barrier that prevents pens from writing on your leather or synthetic leather, while also preventing dye transfer.

About Flightstar Corporation

Founded in 1978, Flightstar is an aviation service organization located at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Champaign, Illinois (KCMI). With over 112,000 square feet of hangar space, the company offers a wide range of services including a full-service fixed base operation (FBO), airline and general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO),avionics sales with installation and repair, and world-wide executive jet charter with full aircraft management services. Flightstar proudly serves as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for the Learjet 40, 45, 70, and 75 series of aircraft. Additionally, Flightstar operates as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center for the TFE731 series, HTF7000 and Honeywell APU.

With over 140 team members, Flightstar prides itself on providing world-class aviation services delivered with a Midwestern work ethic and highly personalized customer service. To learn more about us, visit or call (800)-747-4777.