October 4, 2016 – Carlisle Companies Incorporated has acquired Star Aviation, a provider of design and engineering services, testing and certification work, and manufactured products for in-flight connectivity applications on commercial, business and military aircraft.
With annual sales of approximately US$30 million and 150 employees, Star Aviation has manufacturing facilities in Mobile, Alabama and a technical services facility in Lynnwood, Washington. According to the company, it is a supplier to the world’s leading providers of wi-fi and other in-flight connectivity systems used on a broad range of aircraft platforms.
The business will operate as part of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, a provider of specialty wire and cable, and interconnect components for commercial and military aircraft, avionics systems, in-flight entertainment, communications systems and medical devices.
Chris Koch, Carlisle’s president and CEO said, “Star Aviation is an excellent fit with Carlisle Interconnect Technologies and will add significant engineering resources and technology to support our current initiatives in the very attractive in-flight connectivity sector. Star Aviation provides Carlisle established access to retrofit opportunities to complement our leading position in line-fit applications of in-flight connectivity systems. This acquisition furthers our growth initiatives into higher margin, highly engineered products.”