Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rising star's goal: 50% growth

MOBILE, Ala. -- The ability to text, email and surf the Web on a jet flying tens of thousands of feet above the earth is taken for granted by travelers these days. But behind the scenes there are companies working to make that happen. And one major player is Star Aviation of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. It's celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, and has grown from a five-man operation to a company with 115 employees and counting. Gordon Smart, executive vice president of operations, says the goal over the next five years is to grow the company by 30 to 50 percent. (Source: GCRL Newsletter, 08/12/14)