Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Aviation company won't reopen

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, the former Star Aviation, is closing down and will not reopen after the COVID-19 epidemic, resulting in the loss of about 80 jobs. The company launched in Mobile, Ala., in 1999 and was acquired by Carlisle in 2016. Star specialized in in-flight entertainment and connectivity. In 2015, Star announced plans to invest $2.35 million to build a new manufacturing space at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, adding 24,000 square feet and as many as 50 jobs to the 18,000 square feet and 85 employees it already had there. At the time, the company also employed about 45 people in Seattle. Scott Selbach, general counsel for Carlisle Companies Inc., confirmed Tuesday that the company was shutting down the former Star Aviation facility in what expected to be a permanent move. The last day of manufacturing will be May 29, he said. (Source:, 05/13/20)