Month: June 2022

Chad Farischon

West Star is pleased to announce that Chad Farischon, Vice President of Strategic Development, has recently been elected to the NATA (National Air Transportation Association) Board of Directors. Chad has more than 30 years of aviation operations and business experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and currently […]

Exterior Paint

West Star’s world-class Exterior Paint specialists already provide the highest quality paint jobs and adhere to strict QC standards.   They also provide extensive post paint inspection, hand detailing and initial polishing after an aircraft is painted.  But occasionally, a customer will ask “…how do I take care of my new paint job?  What about […]

Brian Bauwens

Brian Bauwens Scott Sweeney West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Bauwens to General Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility and relocation of Scott Sweeney, General Manager at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. Both managers will provide leadership for all aspects of the sites, including operations, planning and project […]

Embraer Legacy 600/650 24-month Inspections

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that it has purchased a set of Aft Fuel Tank Relief Valves to provide Embraer Legacy 600/650 operators the option to substantially reduce downtime associated with LU24 Inspections.  Aircraft down time can be reduced on average by three weeks during inspection when this exchange option is selected.  That’s […]

West Star announces the promotion of Judy Parker to Material Control Supervisor at their Perryville, MO (PCD) location. Judy has over 34 years of aviation experience, 26 years of which is in material controls. Judy has been with West Star since 2018, previously working at Sabreliner. “Judy brings several years of material, quality control and […]

Matthew DeLellis

West Star is pleased to announce Matthew DeLellis as their new Chief Financial Officer. Matt will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis and tax, as well as preside over the purchasing, material control, legal, risk and compliance areas. Matt has more than 20 years of finance and […]

As summer heats up, did you know that extreme heat was the second leading cause of weather-related deaths?  As the Environmental, Health & Safety Director for West Star Aviation I pay close attention to the heat index during these summer months.  Temperatures can skyrocket in a short period of time due to factors such as […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Don Carter as the new Structural FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) at their Perryville, MO (PCD) facility. Don has over 30 years of aviation experience, previously working at Saberliner and, most recently, Flying Colours. With his extensive DER expertise, he is able to review, approve and certify major […]

Embraer Legacy 450/500 Thrust Reverser Corrosion

Embraer Legacy 450/500 operators should be aware of corrosion issues in HTF TRUs coated with CA8000 on the TRU doors and beams of the inner washed gas path surfaces.   Honeywell has introduced the Mapaero coating as an improved protective coating applied to the gas path surfaces of the TRU. SIL AS907 Thrust Reverser Unit […]

Global Express Operators – West Star Readies FANS over Iridium STC

West Star Aviation is working on a solution for Global Express operators wanting to introduce FANS 1/A+ & RNP 4 30/30 functionality via SB 700-32-053 who have run into an obsolescence issue for the SATCOM component.  All FANS solutions require a SATCOM system capable of sending CPDLC messaging on a dedicated channel.  Per the Service […]