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West Star Aviation announced that Mike Shonka will be joining their team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mike brings decades of experience with him to West Star and will begin his new position on April 1, 2013. Mike has had an extensive career as a financial executive in financial services and aviation, including Cessna Aircraft […]

West Star Aviation was recently recognized by the Department of Defense for their continued support of their National Guard and Reserve Employees. This recognition comes from West Star’s commitment to the support of troops as they are called into action, and their willingness to prepare and integrate the individuals back into their team upon their […]

West Star Aviation announced they have completed the first ever installation of Rockwell Collins’ Skybox in a Gulfstream G550. The installation was completed at West Star’s East Alton (ALN) location and was delivered on time at the beginning of March 2013. The new Rockwell Collins Skybox allows users to take full advantage of an onboard […]

West Star Aviation announced they have hired Mark Wilson as Gulfstream Challenger Technical Sales Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Mark brings over 30 years of expertise in the aviation industry with him to West Star Aviation. Throughout his career, Mark has held both manufacturing and maintenance positions for Boeing, Gulfstream and Lockheed Martin, […]

West Star Aviation announced they have hired Len Liotta as Northeast Regional Sales Manager.  Len brings 25 years of maintenance, business development, aircraft transactions and financial management expertise to West Star Aviation. With a specific interest in maintenance management, Len has held multiple high level positions in the corporate aviation industry. In his early career, […]

West Star Aviation announced they recently welcomed Joan Pompa as Interior Refurbishment Sales Manager at their Grand Junction (GJT) location. Throughout her 13-year career, Joan has gained extensive experience in the aviation industry, including leading MRO interior/paint sales and design teams.  Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management, from Southern Illinois University […]

West Star Aviation recently announced they have hired David Elam as Northeast Regional Sales Manager. David brings 22 years of experience in the aviation industry with him to West Star Aviation. Throughout his career, David has gained extensive experience in maintenance management, field service, entry into service, scheduling and sales support. A graduate of the […]

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West Star Aviation recently announced they have hired Rick Januszewski as King Air Technical Sales Manager. Rick brings 35 years of experience in the aviation industry with him to West Star Aviation. Rick has gained extensive experience though his diverse background and employment history during his aviation career. Most recently Rick held the position of […]

West Star Aviation has installed the first set of Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) blended winglets on a customer-owned Dassault Falcon 50EX. API received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)  from the FAA on the winglets  in September 2012, with EASA approval pending. In addition to the Falcon 50EX, West Star Aviation’s East Alton (ALN) team has […]

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