Columbia, SC – November 17, 2015—West Star Aviation (WSA) has been authorized by the Venezuelan government to maintain and repair Venezuelan-registered aircraft at their Columbia, SC (CAE) location. “In order for a foreign operator to bring an aircraft for service to a repair station in the U.S., the facility would have to be approved by […]

Grand Junction, CO, November 17, 2015—West Star Aviation announced they have their first 8C inspection on a Bombardier Global Express aircraft in the works at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. 8C is an intense 120-month interval inspection that requires specialized tooling to perform. They will also perform a landing gear (restoration) inspection, the 1C/2C/4C […]

Chattanooga, TN, November 17, 2015 –West Star Aviation (WSA) continues to work toward the Grand Opening of its newest MRO facility at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (KCHA) in Chattanooga, TN. In addition Thomas Hilboldt, former KPWK Satellite Manager in Chicago, IL, has recently been promoted to Director of Operations, and will oversee all operations at this […]

Recognition Administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Sustainability Program Grand Junction, CO, October 21, 2015—West Star Aviation is proud to announce they are currently a Gold Leader Award winner from the Colorado Governor’s Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)—the highest level of recognition in ELP. This is the second year West Star maintains the […]

East Alton, IL, September 14, 2015—West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Chad Adams joined the WSA team as Bombardier Global Aircraft Program Manager, effective Monday, August 31. Chad has more than 19 years of aviation experience, and in his new role at West Star he will be pioneering a new team for them. […]

East Alton, IL, September 8, 2015—West Star Aviation’s Gary Edwards, with 37 years in aviation, has retired. Gary had been leading the aircraft paint programs at West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location for 22 years. He was instrumental in developing the reputation of quality work by the company. Mark Birmingham, an employee for eight […]

East Alton, IL, September 2, 2015— West Star Aviation is pleased to announce  that Veta Traxler will join the WSA team as Paint & Interior Designer, effective Monday, August 31. Veta has more than five years interior design experience with the last three exclusively in aviation related to the interior design of cabin class aircraft. […]

Chattanooga, TN, August 17, 2015 – West Star Aviation (WSA) recently announced they will be opening an MRO facility at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (KCHA) in Chattanooga, TN. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority is expected to approve this hangar space lease on August 17, 2015. The facility has 20,424 square feet of (heated) hangar space with […]

Continued customer demand driving hiring increase West Star Aviation recently announced they have welcomed two new sales managers to their team. Steve Bates has been named Bombardier & Gulfstream Technical Sales manager and Wayne Sawyer has accepted the position as Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Both Steve and Wayne started their new positions in June 2015. With […]

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 […]

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