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East Alton, IL, July 20, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil has renewed East Alton’s (ALN) certificate through 2018. The certificate allows West Star to offer full service to Mexican registered aircraft (XA, XB, and XC). West Star first received their certification from Mexico’s DGAC […]

East Alton, IL, July 12, 2016 – West Star Aviation announced Daniel “Danny” Wiese as Chief Financial Officer. This change was effective June 2016. Danny will have enterprise responsibility for all accounting, billing and financial matters. Danny comes to West Star with 38 years of accounting experience in both public accounting and industry. Previously, he […]

East Alton, IL, July 5, 2016- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have been named an Authorized Dealer for SmartSky 4G sales and installation. West Star will be participating in the sales and installation of the SmartSky’s in-flight Wi-Fi technology. They will sell and install SmartSky equipment on approved aircraft using the STC […]

East Alton, IL, June 21, 2016 – West Star Aviation is now offering a second shift at their Chattanooga location with goals to reduce customer downtime. The after hours team will perform all West Star maintenance and will also include avionics support. The second shift is designed to reduce aircraft downtime and increase the completion […]

East Alton, IL, June 14, 2016 – West Star Aviation received the 51,000 Five award, an honor awarded to the highest- performing dealers for 2015, from Gogo Business Aviation. The award is designed to recognize the industry’s highest-performing organizations in the company’s global dealer and distributor network, as chosen by Gogo Business Aviation’s executive team. […]

Grand Junction, CO, June 7, 2016 – West Star Aviation received their first Spirit of Economic Development award, on June 1, 2016 . The award was presented to Bob Rasberry, CEO of West Star Aviation at the event held at Colorado Mesa University. The Spirit of Economic Development Award is given to a business or […]

East Alton, IL, May 23, 2016– West Star Aviation recently announced that their current Chief Operating Offic er (COO) Rodger Renaud, has been named president of West Star Aviation. He will work with Bob Rasberry, Chief Executive Officer, to continue with West Star’s growth. This change was effective April 29, 2016. Rodger began his career […]

Chattanooga, TN, May 24, 2016 – West Star Aviation announced they will be expanding their KCHA location to feature a full service maintenance hangar and a state-of-the-art paint facility in addition to their Grand Junction, CO and East Alton, IL locations. The announcement was made at their KCHA open house event May 16, 2016. West […]

Grand Junction, CO, May 20, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce a new agreement has been reached between our companies to provide economized pricing on our Hawker Auto Throttle and Aviation Partners Winglet STCs when installed as a package. West Star Aviation has extensive experience in the installation and modification of these […]

East Alton, IL , April 29, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce it has successfully reached an investment partnership with Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading middle market investment firm founded in 1961. Norwest has made a significant investment in West Star Aviation, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing independent […]

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