Category: News

August 15, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Bob O’Leary has been named Embraer Business Development Manager. Bob will be located at the ALN facility and will focus on all Embraer models including Phenom 100/300, Legacy 450, 500, 600/650 and Lineage aircraft. Bob comes to West Star Aviation with 27 years of experience […]

East Alton, IL, August 8, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Dave Girard received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years as a mechanic. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award is an honor presented by the FAA and recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior aviation mechanics. “I am humbled to have […]

East Alton, IL, July 13, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Jason Cohen as their Technical Sales Manager, Challenger/Global aircraft. Jason began his career with West Star Aviation in 2011 as Customer Support Manager for Bombardier and has 28 years of experience within the aviation industry. In his new role as Technical Sales […]

East Alton, IL, June 6, 2017– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that its new dedicated landing gear facility, located in Grand Junction, CO is now officially open for business. West Star Aviation celebrated the grand opening with an open house at the facility on May 26, 2017. The newly re-designed 20,000 sq. ft. […]

East Alton, IL, May 23, 2017- West Star Aviation receives a FAA Part 145 repair station certification for their Denver satellite location at Centennial Airport (APA). West Star Aviation’s Denver location opened in 2014 providing aircraft maintenance and support for Denver Metropolitan Airports. As a satellite location, APA offers avionics repairs, maintenance troubleshooting and other […]

East Alton, IL, May 17, 2017- West Star Aviation has been voted #1 Preferred MRO in 2017 Professional Pilot Preference Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey for the fourth consecutive year, during their East Alton facility’s 70-years of continuous service to the aviation industry milestone. West Star Aviation’s East Alton facility was originally founded […]

East Alton, IL, April 6, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have received an STC for the installation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) cabin charging ports on Innov8 Cabin Solutions CabinFLEX (CFLEX) Charge systems. Innov8’s CFLEX arm features a USB charging option and a unique design that is interchangeable for all major […]

East Alton, IL, March 21, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Procedures Manual (PM) Rev. C received FAA approval. West Star is now delegated to accept Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs). The ICA delegated acceptance authority will enable West Star to be in better control of Supplemental Type […]

East Alton, IL, March 14, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Dana Varney as Satellite Manager at their KCXO location. Dana began his career in aviation 22 years ago at Mayo Aviation as Maintenance Manager/Accountable Manager of an FAA Part 145 repair station. His responsibilities included overseeing all aspects and operations of the […]

East Alton, IL, March 7, 2017– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its acquisition agreement with Avant Aerospace, a leading supplier of Dassault Falcon Jet spares and equipment located in Grapevine, TX. Avant Aerospace has established a great reputation since 2001 for the acquisition and supply of top quality Dassault Falcon spares, equipment and […]

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