West Star Aviation Announces Master Plan Details For Their Chattanooga Expansion

East Alton, IL, November 1, 2016 – West Star Aviation is excited to present expansion details for their Chattanooga, TN location. This expansion is set for completion during fourth quarter of 2017.

The expansion will consist of a new maintenance hangar with over 65,300 sq. ft. incorporating 40,000 sq. ft. of hangar and 25,300 sq. ft. of office and support space. Additionally, the expansion will include a state-of-the-art paint facility with 41,519 sq. ft. consisting of crossdraft prep bay, downdraft paint bay, office and support space.

“This expansion is going to give us the chance to offer one-stop maintenance, paint, avionics and interior refurbishment conveniently to our Eastern territory clients. Our plan is to break ground in fourth quarter of 2016,” says, Tom Hilboldt, General Manager (CHA), West Star Aviation.

The paint facility will feature the same environmentally friendly technology and engineering as the recently completed facility at West Star’s Grand Junction, (GJT) location. This new state-of-the-art facility can perform high-quality aircraft exterior paint for most corporate aircraft. Additionally, the facility can accommodate aircraft of all sizes from the smallest up to a Global 7000, F900, Hawker 900, Citation 10/750, Embraer 650, or Gulfstream 650.

Tectonic Management Group, Inc. in Denver, CO has been designated as the Design Build Contractor. Also working on this project is Allen & Hoshall providing the civil engineering services and site work in Chattanooga, TN, and Brady Engineering from Washington, MO for mechanical and plumbing design.

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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