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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 […]

February 27, 2018 – West Star Aviation has announced increased hiring efforts in 2018 by attending job fairs and partnering with Careerwise for their apprenticeship program. These efforts have been strengthened because of their recent expansion efforts and an increased level of business at its East Alton, IL, (ALN), Grand Junction, CO, (GJT), and Chattanooga, TN, […]

February 7, 2018- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its expansion to St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS). The location will be fully operational and open to current and future customers by mid-February of 2018. The 43,000 sq. ft. hangar will operate as an extension to West Star’s current full-service facility in East Alton, IL […]

February 1, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce it has installed and delivered its tenth aircraft equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 entertainment system. The Gogo AVANCE L5 is a single platform that provides a Gogo Biz 4G in-flight internet experience including video streaming, audio on-demand media, personal smartphone use and real-time data. […]

January 23, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Michael Zeris as Gulfstream Technical Sales Manager at its East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Michael has 17 years of aviation experience, 13 of which were spent working with the Gulfstream product line. His aviation career began while serving in the United States Navy as […]

January 18, 2018 -West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the company will now offer Top Flight Supplies (TFS) Titanium Paint Protection in-house at their East Alton, ALN and Grand Junction, CO facilities. The TFS Titanium Paint Protection is a two-part process that prolongs longevity of an aircraft paint job. The paint sealant bonds with […]

January 4, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce it has finalized its Service Center agreement with Embraer Executive Jets at its full-service state-of-the-art maintenance facility in Chattanooga, TN at KCHA. This agreement is for Embraer Base Maintenance on Phenom 100/300, Legacy 450/500 and Legacy 600/650. The Chattanooga facility will offer interior refurbishment, […]

December 14, 2017– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Josh Peterson has been named Avionics Technical Sales Manager effective December 12, 2017. Josh’s career in aviation began in 1992 when he joined the Navy. Stationed in San Diego, he worked as a sheet metal mechanic on carrier-based cargo aircraft until 1996, when he […]

December 12, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Matt Neisler, their Hawker Beechcraft Lead, has been awarded the 40 Under 40 Next Gen award from Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) Magazine. This award program was developed by AMT three years ago to encourage, educate and promote the industry to the younger generation by spotlighting […]

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