Aircraft Accessory Shop Capabilities At Two Locations

Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) and East Alton, IL (ALN) Opening New Accessory Shops

CAE Aircraft Accessory Shop

CAE Aircraft Accessory Shop

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) location during the 4th quarter of 2014.

 The new CAE shop offers the following services: Starter-generator repair/overhaul and testing, Learjet components repair, inspection and overhaul, King Air landing gear inspection and overhaul, full non-destructive testing (NTD) capabilities for magnetic particle inspection, and welding for aluminum, stainless steel, and all nickel alloys. In addition, the new accessory shop offers capacity testing for batteries, nickel cadmium, lead acid, sealed lead acid, as well as repair and testing for emergency power supplies.

ALN Aircraft Accessory Shop

ALN Aircraft Accessory Shop

“The accessory shop at CAE has already been very successful in serving our clients in the area,” said Rodger Renaud, COO, West Star Aviation. “Adding the capabilities at ALN will allow us to further meet our customers’ needs no matter where they are located.”

Once operational, the new ALN shop will focus on providing extensive services for aircraft wheels, adding battery capabilities before the end of 2014. Moving forward, ALN plans to expand their offerings to include brakes services as well.

The West Star Aviation facility located in Grand Junction, CO (GJT) also offers a wide range of repair and overhaul capabilities in their full service accessory shop.


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 and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. 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 or call 800-922-2421.

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