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EAST ALTON, IL – Solid growth in West Star Aviation’s key markets is fueling significant expansion plans. While the industry as a whole continues to rebound from the largest aviation downturn since the Great Depression, West Star is outperforming the industry. To meet its business demands, it plans to invest roughly $15 million this year […]

West Star Aviation recently announced their program to aid the Community Hope Center Food Bank through their “Casual Friday” initiative at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Beginning April 5, any employee who would like to wear jeans on “Casual Friday” is asked to bring a canned food item for donation to the food bank. […]

West Star Aviation, Inc. announced they now offer the G-200 Lavatory Toilet Modification for G-200 aircraft with the 3-gallon lavatory tank. This modification replaces the existing tank with a new Zodiac 8-gallon tank. This modification can be performed at West Star’s East Alton (ALN) and Grand Junction (GJT) locations. During this modification, West Star will […]

West Star Aviation recently announced their plans to consolidate and expand the service capabilities at East Alton, Illinois (ALN), Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT) and Columbia, South Carolina (CAE). This consolidation includes the sale of West Star’s Dallas, Texas (DAL) facility to Waypoint Holding, LLC. The DAL facility is the only location included in the sale. […]

West Star Aviation announced they have hired Mark Ferguson as Environmental / Health / Safety (EHS) Manager for their East Alton, IL (ALN) and Chesterfield, MO (SUS) locations. Mark brings 19 years of experience with him to West Star Aviation. Throughout his career, Mark has held both service and management positions. Most recently, Mark held […]

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, […]

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