West Star Aviation Announces Construction of a New State-of-the-art Facility at ALN
October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the expansion of their East Alton (ALN) facility
with the addition of a new state-of-the-art hangar.
The 64,200 sq. ft. hangar, office and shop facility will be adjacent to West Star’s current facility. This new
hangar, to be labeled ‘Hangar 66’, will be equivalent to the hangar that was built in 2014. It will be large enough
to house maintenance on aircraft as large as Gulfstream G650 and Embraer Legacy 650.
“Our need for expanding stems from our growing customer list. We want to make sure we are ahead of the game,
and have the space to accommodate our organization’s rapid growth. We have a consistent steady work flow, so
building a new facility will help us manage the volume,” said Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation.
With this expansion, West Star Aviation ALN will occupy ten buildings totaling over 387,000 sq. ft. of office,
shop, and hangar space and over 200,000 sq. ft. of ramp space. This expansion is expected to break ground
fourth quarter of 2017 and is expected for completion second to mid-third quarter of 2018.
Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences
Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, West Star Aviation 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 Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs
maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago,
IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX. The
company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand
Junction facilities. West Star Aviation 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
www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.