West Star Aviation recently announced John Hayes has joined their team as General Manager at their Dallas, TX facility located at Love Field Airport (DAL). John brings over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry with him to West Star. Most recently, John was Director of Maintenance with Business Jet Access in Dallas, TX. […]

West Star Aviation recently announced three personnel changes at their Grand Junction (GJT) location. Ken Rice, T.J. Jaeger and Jason Blust have all been promoted from their current positions within the West Star organization. Ken Rice, who previously held the position of Gulfstream/Learjet Program Manager, has been promoted to Director of Maintenance.  In this new […]

Learjet recently released Advisory Wire AW21-008 stating they will no longer support the R-12 air conditioning systems on Learjet 20/30/50 and 60 series aircraft and they are sanctioning the Steinbach R-134a installation. However, West Star Aviation can install the Steinbach & Associates STC conversion kits for the R12 Air Conditioning systems at their Grand Junction, […]

West Star Aviation has acquired a Complete Ship Set of Challenger 601 Landing Gear to reduce downtime and accommodate operator specific schedules.  The landing gear will be available on a loaner/rental/exchange basis through West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) Accessory Shop. The new program gives an operator a variety of options to choose from when […]

West Star Aviation recently announced they are now an approved vendor for all window repairs on the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet. West Star relies on the proprietary techniques of their “in-house” team of professionals to repair Eclipse Jet windows. The approval process began in August 2011, when Eclipse Aerospace completed a new window repair process with […]

West Star Aviation announced they have forged an agreement with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation on a partnership for the distribution and installation of the Safe Flight Instrument Corporation AutoPower® System for Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XP, 850XP, 750, 900 and 800XPr models. West Star expects STC approval of the system in the near future. “I have […]

West Star Aviation, Inc announced the expansion of ratings and locations to its Authorized Service Center Agreement with the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The expanded ratings included in the Authorized Service Center agreement for the Beechjet, Hawker 400XP, Premier, King Air Series, Bonanza and Baron Series aircraft, plus Line Service Authority for Hawker 750/800/850/900 series aircraft. […]

West Star Aviation is proud to announce they have been officially recognized as a Silver Partner of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (ELP). By continuing their commitment to the environment, West Star has climbed from a Bronze Achiever 2010, to an ELP Silver Partner. They received their award during a ceremony held in Denver, Colorado, […]

The Fifth Annual Aviation Leadership Breakfast was hosted on October 10, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center rooms N245 and N247. The breakfast featured guest speaker, Air Force Fighter Pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady, who shared his story of the life or death situation he found himself in when he was shot down in war-torn […]

West Star Aviation, Inc. recently announced Jeff Messmer has been appointed Operations Manager at their newest facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield, MO. With over 20 years of aircraft experience, Jeff began his career as an Aircraft Structural Technician for the U.S. Army. Most recently, Jeff held the position of Bombardier […]

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