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January 22, 2019 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the completion of construction on a new 60,000 sq. ft. hangar at its East Alton, IL (ALN) location. The state of the art hangar is now operational and accepting customers for service. The hangar features 40,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 20,000 sq […]

January 15, 2019 ‐ West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Tommi Krell has been named Director of Corporate Communications. Krell will be responsible for managing internal employee communications channels, as well as assisting Human Resources with enhancing and expanding corporate recruiting strategies. Krell has 5+ years of aviation marketing and communications experience, previously […]

December 13, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have received an FAA STC for the installation of Mid-Continent MD93 series digital clock/USB charger in Falcon 50 Aircraft. This unique 2-in-1 solution saves panel space by combining a multi-function digital clock with dual USB charging ports. “The MD93 delivers accurate time keeping […]

November 27, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Jeff Yeager has been promoted to Program Manager, Landing Gear / Accessory Program at our GJT facility. Jeff was hired in 2011 and has been instrumental in helping to develop West Star’s Grand Junction Landing Gear Program which includes service for Challenger, Hawker/Textron […]

November 20, 2018– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Flite Components, an FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Station. Conveniently located minutes away from Dallas Love Field airport, the company supports corporate and commercial aircraft operators, MROs and OEMs worldwide. Flite Components specializes in aerostructure and composite repair in addition to the […]

November 16, 2018 – West Star Aviation highlighted the new Paint and Maintenance Hangars at the Chattanooga facility Open House, November 7, 2018, attended by customers, vendors and employees. With over 300 people in attendance at the open house, including Mayor Jim Coppinger and Charles Wood, VP of Economic Development with the Chattanooga Chamber of […]

November 14, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Steve Goede has been named as the General Manager of the company’s Chattanooga (CHA) facility. In his new position Steve will provide leadership for all aspects of the site including operations, planning and project management, quality control and building maintenance. Previously, Steve was […]

October 16, 2018 – West Star Aviation’s Chattanooga facility has received Cessna approval as an authorized independent Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) facility. This approval allows West Star to perform Nondestructive Testing and Inspections (NDT) requirements on Cessna models, as well as access to documentation and the required standards/kits needed to perform this work. This approval is […]

October 16, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the company is nearing completion of a total wing replacement on a Hawker 800A aircraft. This extensive project is being performed at West Star’s state-of-the-art, full service MRO facility in Grand Junction, CO, (GJT). The aircraft had advanced corrosion on the wings, making repair […]

October 16, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have completed an installation of Winglet Technology Transitional Winglets on a Cessna Citation 680 Sovereign aircraft at its Grand Junction, CO, facility. The Transitional Winglets were designed to provide Citation Sovereign owners increased aerodynamic performance across a broad range of Mach numbers and […]

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