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December 5, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have acquired the RAM Air Turbine (RAT) tooling required for the 24-month check on the Legacy 450/500 airframe. As of November 2017, West Star has completed two 24-month inspections on Legacy 500 aircraft and project increased numbers as their service center capabilities grow. […]

December 1, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Sharon Klose has joined our team as Director of Engine Programs. Sharon has over 30 years of experience in aviation and most recently, she held the role of Senior Sales/Service Engine Manager at Duncan Aviation for the past 10 years. Previously, Sharon held similar […]

November 9, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its acquisition of MSP Aero LLC, a well-trusted Minneapolis-based company working with avionics, interiors, minor paint and window restoration at KMSP and surrounding areas. Founded in June of 2009, MSP Aero was created to provide uninterrupted avionics services to area flight departments and received their […]

November 7, 2017– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have teamed up with Careerwise in Colorado to establish a long-term apprenticeship for upcoming talent. West Star will begin to host their apprentices in August of 2018. Colorado launched a statewide initiative called Careerwise due to the workforce needs and lack of competencies needed […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to unveil the newly redesigned West Star mobile app now available on Android devices; The app originally hit Apple devices in early 2016. “The West Star Aviation mobile app provides a direct line to who you need, for what you need, when you need it at […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce James (Jim) Woodliff as its South Central Regional Sales Manager. As RSM, Jim will be responsible for sales activities in Texas and Oklahoma while also building and maintaining customer relationships. He can be reached at 618.801.8529 or by email at jwoodliff@wsa.aero. Jim started out […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce an update the construction of a 48,380 sq. ft. paint facility at their Chattanooga, TN location with an anticipated completion date for September 2018. The new Chattanooga paint facility, that recently broke ground, will be large enough to house aircraft up to and including […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility has entered into Agreement with Embraer to receive Authorized Service Center approval for all Legacy models in 4th quarter 2017 with the Lineage 1000 and Lineage 1000E and Phenom 100 & Phenom 300 aircraft in 2018. The state-of-the-art Chattanooga […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the expansion of their East Alton (ALN) facility with the addition of a new state-of-the-art hangar. The 64,200 sq. ft. hangar, office and shop facility will be adjacent to West Star’s current facility. This new hangar, to be labeled ‘Hangar 66’, will be equivalent […]

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Scott McDonald as its East South Central Regional Sales Manager.  As an RSM for West Star Aviation, Scott will be responsible for sales activities for West Star’s Southern territory, including, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee. Scott began his 26-year career […]

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