West Star Aviation Recognized As Gold Leader From Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program For Third Consecutive Year

Grand Junction, CO, October 18, 2016 – West Star Aviation is proud to be recognized, for a third consecutive year, as a gold leader from the Governor’s Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) in Denver, CO.

The Environmental Leadership Program is a state-wide recognition and reward program offering benefits and incentives to members that go above and beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvements. West Star Aviation entered the Colorado Governor’s Environmental Leadership Program in October 2010 where they first were awarded a bronze. They attained silver status from 2011- 2013 and gold status from 2014-present.

“We take pride in our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint at West Star Aviation. Continual emphasis on growing a green company helps us to keep our employees safe as well as our environment,” said Dave Krogman, General Manager (GJT), West Star Aviation.

West Star’s environmental cumulative achievements since 2010 have consisted of several eco friendly accomplishments. West Star recycled 4,000 lbs of e-waste; 31,550 lbs (477 batteries) of lead acid and NICAD aircraft batteries; 31,831 gallons of lacquer thinner; 39,185 lbs (645 tires) of aircraft and automotive tires; 18,950 gallons of used oil; 355 gallons of antifreeze, 13,262 gallons of cold solvent; 9,582 of universal waste lamps; 177 CFL lamps; and 166 metal halide as well as recovered 37.8 lbs of silver from our x-ray process. West Star reduced energy usage by 402,184 KWH (enough to provide 37 homes one year of electricity), reduced VOC pollutants by 1,862 pounds and eliminated methlyene chloride from use in aircraft stripping operation.

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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Environmental Leadership Program Awards Ceremony. From Left to Right: Dave Krogman and Sam Haycraft, West Star Aviation, Lynette Myers, Department of Colorado Public Health and Environment, Kraig Meyer, West Star Aviation.

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