500th Exterior Paint Delivery For Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft Complete
West Star Aviation recently announced they have delivered their 500th Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with exterior paint from their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. The aircraft was delivered to Pilatus during a commemoration ceremony held June 18, 2015.
At the ceremony, which was attended by West Star’s GJT team as well as Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd’s coordination team and President & CEO, Thomas Bosshard, Pilatus was presented with a commemorative photo to celebrate the milestone. After the presentation, those in attendance toured West Star’s new 40,000 square foot paint hangar, and did a final inspection on the aircraft being delivered.
“We painted our first Pilatus PC-12 in Grand Junction in 1994, so to be celebrating our 500th aircraft for Pilatus is very exciting,” said Dave Krogman, General Manager (GJT), West Star Aviation. “Pilatus has been a long-time partner of West Star and we want to thank them for their continued support with this special ceremony.”
“We are looking forward to continuing our longstanding relationship and completing the next 500 aircraft,” Krogman concluded.
Voted #1 Preferred MRO in Professional Pilot magazine’s annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for two consecutive years, West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.
In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Columbia, SC. West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO, Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO, and Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.