West Star Aviation Announces Hiring Push Amidst Expansion Efforts

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, (CHA) facilities.

West Star Aviation recently visited Lansing Community College in Michigan looking for the next round of aircraft technicians. West Star shared their heritage as well as the industry need for aircraft technicians with help from the school’s Alumni. Other efforts will include a career fair at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 9am-2pm in the UC Meyer Ballroom.

“It’s no secret that there is a need for aircraft technicians in the industry, our goal is to light a fire in these students and showcase the benefits of working in aviation,” said Katie Johnson, Director of Human Resources, West Star Aviation. “We want our technicians to grow with us, and we are excited to be offering these new opportunities to upcoming talent,” Johnson continued.

West Star’s next generation hiring efforts have been showcased two consecutive years in AMT’s 40 under 40, and will aggressively continue with the growing need for technicians in the industry.

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.



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