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July 2, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Scott Sweeney as the General Manager of its East Alton, (ALN) facility. Scott began his career in aviation over 30 years ago in the US Navy Air Wing aboard the USS Enterprise. After his time in the Navy, he transitioned to business aviation, working […]

June 26, 2018 – West Star Aviation announced the appointment of Howard Allred as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of West Star Aviation. Howard has served in a senior financial leadership position for over 31 years, including that of CFO and Director of Finance for various companies including Adidas Taylor Made subsidiary, Nike and Specialized Bicycle. […]

June 21, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that the company has launched a maintenance event portal for their customers as the latest tool to stay connected while their aircraft is in work. The new portal was driven by the input of West Star’s customers and will make communication between customers and […]

June 5, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they are expanding their hiring efforts by attending several additional job fairs for aviation professionals at colleges and military recruiting events. The company is seeking to fill over 50 aircraft maintenance technician roles with various skill levels from recent graduates to lead technicians. In […]

May 31, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the company has completed 33 of the 100 total installations of AVANCE L5 systems flying to date. This milestone comes after the announcement from Gogo that the 100th platform had been installed. Gogo AVANCE L5 is a single platform that provides a Gogo Biz […]

May 24, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Keith Schroeder as Regional Sales Manager (RSM) for West Star Aviation. Keith will be responsible for the Midwest territory which includes Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Manitoba Canada. Keith has over 40 years of experience in the […]

May 17, 2018- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce their satellite location at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), has received FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification. In operation since 2016, the facility has provided quality maintenance and support services for aircraft at nearby Houston metropolitan airports. As a satellite location for West Star, this […]

May 10, 2018 – West Star Aviation is proud to announce the company has been voted #1 Preferred Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in the 2018 Professional Pilot Magazine’s Annual Preference Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey for five consecutive years. The publication began including the category “Best MRO” in 2014 and West Star […]

May 3, 2018- West Star Aviation recently announced an enhancement to their leadership team by adding Jim Rankin as CEO. Bob Rasberry has been named Chairman of the Board, and Rodger Renaud will remain President and Chief Operating Officer. The company has taken a proactive approach in strengthening its leadership team to ensure its continued […]

April 17, 2018– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have appointed Pete McKernan as Senior Vice President of Parts and Component Repair. Pete will be responsible for overseeing West Star Aviation landing gear and accessory departments along with their affiliates, Avant and DAS. Pete has over 35 years of aviation experience working at […]

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