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West Star Aviation, Inc. recently announced Ryan Gibbs has been promoted to Falcon Technical Sales Manager at their East Alton (ALN) location. Ryan joined West Star Aviation in 2004 and quickly worked his way to a promotion as Falcon Lead. Ryan has extensive technical knowledge on Falcon 10, 20, 50B (EX), 900B (EX), and 2000(EX) […]

West Star Aviation has been named Business of the Year by the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made on Friday, January 27th, at the annual awards banquet held at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. West Star was chosen by past winners of the award, and is being recognized for their […]

West Star Aviation announced today they have been awarded STC approval to install Wi-Fi on the Gulfstream V. The certification includes connectivity via both or either Inmarsat Swift Broadband and the Aircell Gogo Biz networks using the Aircell CTR wireless router. According to Rick Brainard, V.P. Sales, West Star Aviation, “The installation was completed on […]

West Star Aviation is proud to announce their East Alton (ALN) facility has joined the Authorized Service Center Network of General Electric Company (GE). The service agreement gives West Star the capabilities to provide service and support to the GE CF34 engine, including servicing the engine and supplying related parts and products. In addition to […]

West Star Aviation announced they have received STC approval for the installation of the Safe Flight instrument Corporation Auto Power System in Proline 21 equipped Hawker jets.   The AutoPower® System is available for in service Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XP, 850XP, 750, 900 and 800XPr models. Operators with compatible aircraft can have the system installed […]

West Star Aviation recently announced John Hayes has joined their team as General Manager at their Dallas, TX facility located at Love Field Airport (DAL). John brings over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry with him to West Star. Most recently, John was Director of Maintenance with Business Jet Access in Dallas, TX. […]

West Star Aviation recently announced three personnel changes at their Grand Junction (GJT) location. Ken Rice, T.J. Jaeger and Jason Blust have all been promoted from their current positions within the West Star organization. Ken Rice, who previously held the position of Gulfstream/Learjet Program Manager, has been promoted to Director of Maintenance.  In this new […]

Learjet recently released Advisory Wire AW21-008 stating they will no longer support the R-12 air conditioning systems on Learjet 20/30/50 and 60 series aircraft and they are sanctioning the Steinbach R-134a installation. However, West Star Aviation can install the Steinbach & Associates STC conversion kits for the R12 Air Conditioning systems at their Grand Junction, […]

West Star Aviation has acquired a Complete Ship Set of Challenger 601 Landing Gear to reduce downtime and accommodate operator specific schedules.  The landing gear will be available on a loaner/rental/exchange basis through West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) Accessory Shop. The new program gives an operator a variety of options to choose from when […]

West Star Aviation recently announced they are now an approved vendor for all window repairs on the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet. West Star relies on the proprietary techniques of their “in-house” team of professionals to repair Eclipse Jet windows. The approval process began in August 2011, when Eclipse Aerospace completed a new window repair process with […]

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