West Star Aviation recently completed a custom paint job on a fire truck for the Grand Junction and Mesa County Fire Departments to further promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The paint job was completed at West Star’s 25,000 square foot paint facility at their Grand Junction (GJT) location, where the fire truck was painted the […]

West Star Aviation recently announced that Morris Smith has accepted the position as Gulfstream Bombardier Technical Sales Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Morris brings nearly 35 years of technical and management experience with him to West Star. Throughout his career, Morris successfully developed and maintained programs such as 731 MPI Shop, C-20 […]

West Star Aviation recently completed an Active Shooter Training Drill at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. The drill was designed to assist the company in improving the safety of their employees, customers, and visitors to the facility in the incidence of an emergency. Only a select group of ALN employees participated in the initial […]

West Star Aviation recently announced they have been named an authorized installation dealer for the Jetcraft Corporation’s Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), known as HUD Vision Access system for the Challenger 604 aircraft. In June 2013, the Federal Administration (FAA) awarded “lower landing credit” approved supplemental type certificate (STC) for the EFVS. The HUD Vision […]

  West Star Aviation recently announced they have hired two new Technical and Regional Sales Managers.  Christina Byman has joined the company as Technical Sales Manager – Avionics at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. In addition, West Star has welcomed Craig Winterrowd as Regional Sales Manager in California. In her new position, Christina will […]

West Star Aviation recently announced two significant promotions within their organization. Rodger Renaud has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Eric Kujawa to General Manager of West Star’s East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Both changes are effective as of July 1, 2013. Rodger first joined the West Star team in April 2012, as […]

West Star Aviation recently launched a new and improved version of their “Experience on Call” aviation app.  Specifically designed for iPhone and iPad users, the free app is now available and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store. The aviation app was designed to provide direct contact to a full directory of professionals at West […]

  West Star Aviation is now offering aircraft interior services at their Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) location. The new interior shop is fully equipped to complete a variety of partial interior work, including upholstery, panel recovery, and carpet. West Star does not currently offer woodworking services at CAE; however, they have an aggressive plan to […]

EAST ALTON, IL – Solid growth in West Star Aviation’s key markets is fueling significant expansion plans. While the industry as a whole continues to rebound from the largest aviation downturn since the Great Depression, West Star is outperforming the industry. To meet its business demands, it plans to invest roughly $15 million this year […]

West Star Aviation recently announced their program to aid the Community Hope Center Food Bank through their “Casual Friday” initiative at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Beginning April 5, any employee who would like to wear jeans on “Casual Friday” is asked to bring a canned food item for donation to the food bank. […]

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