Month: June 2021

Conquest Operators & The Phase 58 Inspection

What Is It? On February 1, 2021, Textron Aviation issued a temporary revision to the Cessna 441/Conquest Maintenance Manual.  This revision included a new Phase Inspection, Phase 58.  The Phase 58 inspection deals with the inspection of the emergency exit door bond.  This inspection needs to be completed every 2000 hours or 4 years. Why […]

Challenger 300 Airworthiness Directive (AD 2021-10-26)

What is it? This AD was prompted by reports of DC motor pump (DCMP) failures during production flight tests. These failures caused the electrical system generators to disconnect due to excessive induced voltage in the bus, caused by the DCMP overheating at high altitudes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address failures of the […]

Challenger 600 Series Pylon Chafing

West Star Aviation’s Challenger Team is always looking for ways to keep operators informed with useful information, tips, and areas of interest for their specific airframe. One such relevant topic is Pylon Chafing. 96-month inspections on Challenger 604 and 605 aircraft require specific inspection to the right and left side engine pylon areas where they […]

Challenger 300/600 Exterior Lighting

The evidence for converting traditional incandescent exterior aircraft lights to LED is strong.  LED lights can deliver extended life, reduced weight, reduced power consumption and reduced maintenance needs.   For Challenger 300/600 operators looking for an option to make the conversion, West Star Aviation’s Challenger experts recommend the Talon Aerospace LED bulbs for a “plug […]

West Star is pleased to announce Craig Duncan as Textron Project Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Craig has over 25 years of experience in aviation, previously working at Cessna and Garmin. Craig has his A&P license and an Associate’s degree in Aeronautics, while currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Aviation studies at LeTourneau […]

Pre-Purchase Inspections

1. How To Prepare For A Pre-purchase Inspection 2. What is in the “Sales Agreement” 3. The depth of physical work scope 4. The scope of the records research 5. How to define what the seller is responsible to correct 6. Defining the term “Airworthy Discrepancy” 7. The length of pre-purchase inspection downtime 8. Related […]

Randy Miller

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Randy Miller as Technical Sales Manager for the Challenger/Global division at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. Randy has over 25 years of aviation experience, previously working at StandardAero, Textron, Western Aircraft and West Star. Randy restores and flies antique aircraft, including a 1942 450hp Boeing Strearman and […]

ServiceEdge

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the offering of ServiceEdge, a web-based communications portal developed for their customers. This new custom engagement platform provides direct communication to the service teams working on a customer’s aircraft, including necessary paperwork and work process updates. The ServiceEdge platform was jointly developed with CORRIDOR, a CAMP Systems company, […]

A Resource for Bombardier Landing Gear Overhaul in North America

As the #1 Preferred MRO for 8 consecutive years (Pro Pilot Magazine’s PRASE Survey), West Star Aviation is known worldwide as a full-service provider ofworld-class maintenance and modification services for the most sophisticated airframes flying today. However, as an international MRO operation, you might not know that West Star is also a major resource for landing gear […]

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of James Davis to Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor of the Gulfstream department at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. James will be responsible for supervising all Gulfstream projects at the ALN location. James has over 23 years of aircraft experience and has been with West Star since 2014. […]

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