Category: News

West Star Aviation recently announced they have delivered their 500th Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with exterior paint from their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location.  The aircraft was delivered to Pilatus during a commemoration ceremony held June 18, 2015. At the ceremony, which was attended by West Star’s GJT team as well as Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd’s […]

 New facility features over 40,000 square feet and two new bays West Star Aviation announced the completion of their new Grand Junction paint facility at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. The new facility is 41,000 sq. feet and features two bays: one for strip, sand and priming, the other is a state of the […]

Repair Station Manual and Class 4 Repair Station Certificate awarded for facility West Star Aviation recently announced they are operating a satellite facility at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) in Chicago, IL. A Class 4 Repair Station, CRS PAZD068H, West Star will provide maintenance and avionics troubleshooting and repairs, minor inspections, customer assistance, as well as […]

Andy Waynick to join interior shop at Columbia, SC location   West Star Aviation recently announced they have hired Andy Waynick as Director of Interiors at their Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) location. West Star added interior services at their CAE location in 2013. The CAE interior shop is fully equipped to complete a variety of […]

Longstanding PRASE survey honors top service providers in the industry West Star Aviation continues to set themselves apart as a leader in technical expertise, experience, and world-class customer service, by being voted #1 Preferred MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) in Professional Pilot magazine’s 2015 “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for the second […]

                                      Carbon fiber used in paint and interior projects                           While carbon fiber has been readily used in the structure of aircraft for some time, it’s […]

Chris Woolverton To Join West Star Sales Team                                 West Star Aviation recently announced they have welcomed Chris Woolverton to their sales team as Avionics Technical Sales Manager. Chris will be based at  West Star’s East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Chris […]

Mike Shonka honored by Wichita Business Journal  West Star Aviation is proud to announce that Mike Shonka, their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be inducted into the Wichita Business Journal’s “CFO Awards Hall of Fame”. Mike will be inducted during the Wichita Business Journal’s annual CFO Awards event on March 3, 2015. Mike has had […]

Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation expected in 2015 West Star Aviation is proud to announce the launch of  their newest avionics program for the installation of the  Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R full color (LCD) liquid crystal cockpit display system on the Challenger 601.  West Star will begin taking installation orders in the second quarter […]

West Star to join select group of aviation companies that hold ODA West Star Aviation recently announced they have been appointed a holder of the “Organization Designation Authorization (ODA)” by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The authorization was awarded on August 31, 2014. The ODA allows West Star to manage their own certification projects and […]

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