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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 […]

West Star Aviation recently announced the availability of the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), known as Hud Vision Access (HVA) for the Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Certification of the system is expected January 2013. The HVA system consists of 3 LRU’s and provides numerous benefits to the operator, including: Safer operation in low […]

West Star Aviation announced that Scott McDonald has joined the company as Director of Sales. Scott brings over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry to West Star. Scott has held multiple positions throughout his career including Mechanic, Planning & Scheduling, and Regional Sales Manager. Most recently, Scott held the position of Director of […]

The Sixth Annual Aviation Leadership Breakfast will be hosted at NBAA 2012on October 30, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center South Side Rooms S210 A and B. The breakfast will feature guest speaker, American Airlines Pilot, First Officer Steve Scheibner, who was scheduled to fly Flight 11, the first plane to fly into the […]

West Star Aviation recently announced changes within their sales team. Greg Byrnes has been named Senior Vice President, Sales, while Rick Brainard, previously VP of Sales, has been assigned to a new position, Vice President, Business Development. The changes are effective immediately. Greg Byrnes has enjoyed a very successful, long-term career in business aircraft maintenance […]

West Star Aviation recently joined the network of authorized dealers for BLR Aerospace Super King Air Winglet System and associated products. The dealer agreement gives West Star the authorization to provide and install these BLR products on King Air 90, 200, and 300 series aircraft at their Grand Junction, CO, Dallas, TX, and Columbia, SC […]

West Star Aviation continues to make significant energy upgrades throughout their facilities. Most recently, the team at the Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location implemented practices that saved 75% on energy costs.  This savings was achieved by replacing over 50 different parking/street lights with new smart LED light bulbs, as well as replacing old fluorescent tube […]

West Star Aviation has acquired a roll-around Challenger 600/601/604/605 landing gear ship set. This ship set will allow West Star to remove the original landing gear from an aircraft while still having the capability to reposition the aircraft as required for any additional services, i.e. paint, maintenance, etc. Roll-around gear supports decreased downtime during gear […]

West Star Aviation has acquired the recently released Messier Bugatti Dowty Overhaul Manuals and Technical Data for Challenger 604-192 Month Gear Restorations. This “stand-alone” Overhaul Manual is required to perform any Challenger 604 Gear Restorations/Repairs, and encompasses OEM approved repairs, engineering support, recommended service bulletins (SB’s) and airworthiness directives (AD’S), as well as OEM mandatory […]

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