West Star Aviation Announces Expansion at their Chattanooga, TN (KCHA) Open House Celebration

Chattanooga, TN, May 24, 2016 – West Star Aviation announced they will be expanding their KCHA location to feature a full service maintenance hangar and a state-of-the-art paint facility in addition to their Grand Junction, CO and East Alton, IL locations. The announcement was made at their KCHA open house event May 16, 2016.

West Star’s Chattanooga location will begin construction on the 13 acres allocated for expansion in the fourth quarter of 2016 with anticipated completion in fourth quarter 2017.

This expansion is designed to allow West Star to create a state-of-the-art paint facility similar to what is featured at their Grand Junction, GJT location which opened in 2015. It will feature 45,000 sq. ft. of space to be able to meet all paint needs including that of Global Express, G550, and Embraer Legacy 600 .

“West Star is well-known industry wide for our specialization in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, engines, as well as inspections and major modifications. Our CHA location will continue in the state-of-the-art facility footsteps of our other locations and offer avionics installation, repair, interior and refurbishment.” said Bob Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation.

“Our plan to build an onsite world class paint facility gives us a third location able to handle all aspects of MRO support service for our customers. We are excited about this growth milestone and look forward to having a third one-stop maintenance shop to better serve our customers,” said Rodger Renaud, President, West Star Aviation.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for three consecutive years, 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 and Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. 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.



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WSA exectutives making the expansion announcment from left to right: Kurt Sutterer (West Star Avition Board Member), Tom Hilboldt (General Manager (PWK), Mike Durst (Co-Founder/ Executive Vice President), Bob Rasberry (CEO), Sam Haycraft (Co-Founder/Executive Vice President), Jim Swehla (Co-Founder/Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing), Rodger Renaud (President/COO)

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