Month: March 2021

Dan Sies

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Sies to Falcon Maintenance Supervisor at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Dan has over 20 years of aviation experience starting with West Star in the Citation department and then transferring to Falcon in 2006 as an AMT Lead for the past four years. “Dan […]

West Star Aviation is expanding second shifts at their four full-service locations (ALN, GJT, PCD and CHA) to improve overall efficiency and reduce turn times. The second shift efforts implemented to date have reduced turn times by as much as 25-30% in certain instances. West Star is also adding new technology allowing for on-demand tech […]

Corridor Go Via iPads

As part of a company-wide objective of improving efficiency and further reducing downtimes, West Star Aviation has implemented the Corridor Go program that will put custom configured iPads in the hands of over 600 technicians. The new technology will improve the scaling of the overall work process on the shop floor, leading to a simpler […]

GPS Failure Week 128 (June 12-19 2020) Collins GPS-4000S (P/N 822-2189-100)

In the months leading up to the looming ADS-B Out mandate, many operators were scrambling to get their aircraft compliant. Those with Collins Flight Management Systems (Pro Line IV, Pro Line 21, and Pro Line Fusion) upgraded their GPS-4000 sensors to the new, WAAS-compliant GPS-4000S, part number 822-2189-100. These upgrades may have also been done […]

Flight Data Recording Requirements for Part 91 and 135 Aircraft

This guide is to help where Flight Data Recording Regulations, come into question for domestic aircraft transitioning to FAR Part 91 and 135 Operations, or a foreign aircraft imported into operations, under FAA registration. Below is a High-Level view of both FAR Part 91 and Part 135 Operational requirements as it relates to FDR/DFDR requirements. […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the recertification for both their East Alton, IL (ALN) and Houston, TX (CXO) facilities as Mexican AFAC Repair Stations. This replaces the DGAC Certificate originally issued and provides safety and certification continuity between the FAA and Mexican aviation authorities. West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location was originally […]

Now authorized to install Pro Line Fusion in Challenger 604 Aircraft.

West Star Aviation proudly announces it is now authorized to install Pro Line Fusion in Challenger 604 Aircraft. Fusion is a comprehensive avionics upgrade that will keep the Challenger 604 in compliance with current Domestic and International Mandates. N Collins announced hard obsolescence of legacy cockpit displays for the Challenger 604. West Star-installed Fusion not […]