West Star Aviation Announces Facility Acquisition To House Newly Dedicated Landing Gear Facility In Grand Junction, CO
Grand Junction, CO, February 9, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have acquired an existing 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Grand Junction, CO to house a newly dedicated landing gear facility.
West Star’s recent approval of a new landing gear overhaul agreement, and their proven success within landing gear overhaul, will allow for continued specialized support of Challenger, Hawker, and Embraer Phenom and Legacy landing gear overhaul and repair, along with a necessary first quarter operational date.
The former U.S. Tech facility has already begun a full redesign by West Star and will be built out specifically for landing gear overhaul purposes. The facility was located through a Grand Junction community leader, P.J. McGovern, who worked closely with West Star to allow for a prompt renovation and anticipated operational date.
“We are proud to have the support of our community behind us on our expansion. The City of Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado, were an instrumental part in helping West Star acquire a Change of Use for the facility, and adding growth to the community,” said Dave Krogman, General Manager, West Star Aviation. “This acquisition comes at a great time for our GJT location. We have already built a solid reputation for landing gear overhaul at our GJT facility and look forward to expanding on that capability and expertise with this dedicated facility. We anticipate creating over 40 jobs during the next three years in the Grand Junction area,” Krogman continued.
The new facility is located at 2465 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505 and is anticipated to be operational March 2017.
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.