New Satellite Facility At Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK)

Repair Station Manual and Class 4 Repair Station Certificate awarded for facility

West Star Aviation recently announced they are operating a satellite facility at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) in Chicago, IL. A Class 4 Repair Station, CRS PAZD068H, West Star will provide maintenance and avionics troubleshooting and repairs, minor inspections, customer assistance, as well as support the AOG and mobile repair activity in the area. The satellite facility is already fully operational and West Star will be holding an open house for the new location on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

The facility features 12,915 square feet of hangar space as well as 3,208 square feet of shop and office space.

Tom Hilboldt, former Supervisor at West Star’s East Alton (ALN) facility, has been promoted to KPKW Satellite Manager, and will be responsible for overseeing all operations in Chicago.

“Our main goal for the satellite facility is to provide support to the Priester Aviation and Net Jets operations at the airport, as well as to any customers located in Chicago or the surrounding areas,” said Mr. Hilboldt. “We hope to maintain and cultivate relationships with customers who want to take advantage of the convenience and accessibility of the satellite facility when in need of minor services, but who also want the confidence that West Star’s larger, nationally recognized facilities have the extensive service offerings and capabilities to handle any additional needs that may arise.”

West Star already has five employees at the KPWK facility and is currently in the process of filling additional positions. To learn more about the openings visit

Voted #1 Preferred MRO  in Professional Pilot magazine’s annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for two consecutive years, West Star Aviation, Inc. 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 Columbia, SC. West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO, Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO, and Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. 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 or call 800-922-2421.

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