West Star Aviation is honored to be recognized for economic enhancements by RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA) in southern Illinois. West Star is one of only six honorees with this achievement and will be presented with their award at the annual luncheon happening in October. RBGA is responsible for working closely with state and local officials […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Jansen as the new Falcon Program Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Brian has over 29 years of aviation experience, from previous roles as lead and maintenance technician at West Star, Falcon Program Manager at AVMATS, and most recently as Director of Maintenance at Barry-Wehmiller. He […]

West Star is pleased to welcome Mike Ditmeyer as the new Gulfstream Operations Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Mike has more than 32 years of aviation experience, formally servicing as a maintenance technician and SR Operations Program Manager for Gulfstream. He received his A&P license after completing four years as a B-52 crew […]

West Star is pleased to welcome Robbie Johnson as the new Regional Sales Manager in the Mid-Atlantic sales territory. Robbie has over 22 years of aviation experience as a maintenance technician and program manager with previous positions held at Falcon, MBNA Aviation and Dawn Aero. He also received his A&P license from the Aviation Institute […]

After nearly 20 years, Robert (Bob) Rasberry, Chairman of the Board, is retiring from West Star Aviation. Bob will continue with West Star’s Board of Directors as Chairman Emeritus and join Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a middle market equity investment firm and parent of West Star Aviation, as a Senior Advisor supporting NEP’s continued interest […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Rusty Gardner as the new Avionics Install Manager at their East Alton (ALN) location. Rusty has over 19 years of aviation experience and formally served as a project manager in the avionics department at West Star, along with previous positions held at Flying Colours, Jet Aviation and Duncan. […]

West Star is pleased to announce that Jason Cohen has been promoted to Bombardier Global Program Manager at their Grand Junction (GJT) facility. Jason has over 30 years of aviation experience, and has been at West Star for over eight years serving on the Bombardier Technical Sales team. He acquired his A&P license from Colorado […]

September 10, 2019 – West Star is pleased to announce Robert Wood as the new Paint Program Assistant Manager at their East Alton (ALN) facility. Robert will assist and collaborate on paint processes and projects. Robert has over 26 years of aviation experience with previous positions held at Gulfstream, Jet Aviation and Midcoast. He also […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Jeremy Turnbough as the new Paint Program Manager at their East Alton (ALN) facility. Jeremy has been with West Star for over 15 years, formerly servicing as a paint shop supervisor. His many years of experience with on-the-job training have gained him an expanded skill set to grow […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they are now authorized to service and repair Meggitt Securaplane Technologies Maine Shipp 9750W Pure Lead batteries at their full-service Alton, IL (ALN) location. The 9750 Battery is available for most Citation models. Additionally, they are authorized to perform “reblocking” of the XL245 XL246, Xl249, XL2410 and 2411 […]

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