June 5, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they are expanding their hiring efforts by attending several additional job fairs for aviation professionals at colleges and military recruiting events. The company is seeking to fill over 50 aircraft maintenance technician roles with various skill levels from recent graduates to lead technicians. In […]

May 31, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the company has completed 33 of the 100 total installations of AVANCE L5 systems flying to date. This milestone comes after the announcement from Gogo that the 100th platform had been installed. Gogo AVANCE L5 is a single platform that provides a Gogo Biz […]

May 24, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Keith Schroeder as Regional Sales Manager (RSM) for West Star Aviation. Keith will be responsible for the Midwest territory which includes Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Manitoba Canada. Keith has over 40 years of experience in the […]

May 17, 2018- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce their satellite location at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), has received FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification. In operation since 2016, the facility has provided quality maintenance and support services for aircraft at nearby Houston metropolitan airports. As a satellite location for West Star, this […]

May 10, 2018 – West Star Aviation is proud to announce the company has been voted #1 Preferred Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in the 2018 Professional Pilot Magazine’s Annual Preference Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey for five consecutive years. The publication began including the category “Best MRO” in 2014 and West Star […]

May 3, 2018- West Star Aviation recently announced an enhancement to their leadership team by adding Jim Rankin as CEO. Bob Rasberry has been named Chairman of the Board, and Rodger Renaud will remain President and Chief Operating Officer. The company has taken a proactive approach in strengthening its leadership team to ensure its continued […]

April 17, 2018– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have appointed Pete McKernan as Senior Vice President of Parts and Component Repair. Pete will be responsible for overseeing West Star Aviation landing gear and accessory departments along with their affiliates, Avant and DAS. Pete has over 35 years of aviation experience working at […]

February 27, 2018 – West Star Aviation has announced increased hiring efforts in 2018 by attending job fairs and partnering with Careerwise for their apprenticeship program. These efforts have been strengthened because of their recent expansion efforts and an increased level of business at its East Alton, IL, (ALN), Grand Junction, CO, (GJT), and Chattanooga, TN, […]

February 7, 2018- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its expansion to St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS). The location will be fully operational and open to current and future customers by mid-February of 2018. The 43,000 sq. ft. hangar will operate as an extension to West Star’s current full-service facility in East Alton, IL […]

February 1, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce it has installed and delivered its tenth aircraft equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 entertainment system. The Gogo AVANCE L5 is a single platform that provides a Gogo Biz 4G in-flight internet experience including video streaming, audio on-demand media, personal smartphone use and real-time data. […]

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