Category: News

                                      Carbon fiber used in paint and interior projects                           While carbon fiber has been readily used in the structure of aircraft for some time, it’s […]

Chris Woolverton To Join West Star Sales Team                                 West Star Aviation recently announced they have welcomed Chris Woolverton to their sales team as Avionics Technical Sales Manager. Chris will be based at  West Star’s East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Chris […]

Mike Shonka honored by Wichita Business Journal  West Star Aviation is proud to announce that Mike Shonka, their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be inducted into the Wichita Business Journal’s “CFO Awards Hall of Fame”. Mike will be inducted during the Wichita Business Journal’s annual CFO Awards event on March 3, 2015. Mike has had […]

Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation expected in 2015 West Star Aviation is proud to announce the launch of  their newest avionics program for the installation of the  Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R full color (LCD) liquid crystal cockpit display system on the Challenger 601.  West Star will begin taking installation orders in the second quarter […]

West Star to join select group of aviation companies that hold ODA West Star Aviation recently announced they have been appointed a holder of the “Organization Designation Authorization (ODA)” by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The authorization was awarded on August 31, 2014. The ODA allows West Star to manage their own certification projects and […]

West Star Aviation is proud to announce they have been named Environmental Leadership Program Gold Leader by the Colorado Governor’s Environmental Leadership Program (ELP). This is the first time West Star has received the Gold Leader Award, but they have been recognized as a Silver Achiever three years in a row, after being first recognized […]

West Star Aviation recently announced they have opened a self serve Avgas fueling station in Grand Junction, CO (GJT). West Star celebrated the grand opening of the AvFuel self serve station in early October 2014. Customers who visit the self serve station can take advantage of competitive AvFuel pricing and all of the FBO amenities […]

West Star Aviation recently announced Embraer Authorized Service Center (ASC) expanded capabilities in Grand Junction, CO (GJT) by adding Embraer Legacy 600/650 line maintenance capabilities to their current Embraer Phenom 100/300 BASE capabilities. West Star GJT has been an Embraer ASC since July 2011. Adding line maintenance capabilities will allow West Star to increase their […]

Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) and East Alton, IL (ALN) Opening New Accessory Shops West Star Aviation recently added aircraft accessory shop capabilities at their Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) location. The new shop became fully operational in April 2014. In addition, West Star will open another all new accessory shop at their East Alton, IL (ALN) […]

The Rotary Club of East Alton, IL recently recognized West Star Aviation as their Rotary Business of the Year. Brad Lavite, incoming East Alton Rotary Club president, applauded West Star for keeping their national headquarters at St. Louis Regional Airport and adding a 47,000 square foot maintenance facility, which was dedicated on May 13, 2014. […]

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