• Avionics Repair and Installation
  • Overhaul & Inspections
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Paint & Interior Services
  • System Modifications
  • Window Repair Services

CHALLENGER AIRFRAME MAINTENANCE and REPAIR.

West Star is FAA Certified, trained and experienced on most Bombardier Challenger models. We specialize in airframe, engine and APU inspections, repairs and modifications; parts and component overhaul as well as avionics installations. Complete Interior and paint refurbishments are available at most locations. See complete capabilities, airframe models, and other Challenger jet services offered below.

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MODELS
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
CL300     
CL350     
CL600     
CL601     
CL604     
CL605     
CL650     
CL850     
AIRFRAME
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
FAA Authorized     
Pre-Purchase Evaluations, Including AD and Service Bulletin Research and Compliance     
All Major Inspections and Repairs-650,600,601,604,605, 300, 350     
Engine & APU
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA
General Electric Authorized Service Center - CF 34 Series Engines    
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - HTF 7000 Series Engines    
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - 36 Series; and RE 220*
* RE220 Not Available At CHA
   
AVIONICS
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
FAA Class I, II, III Avionics Repair Station     
SATCOM     
GPS     
EGPWS/TAWS     
TCAS     
Flight ID     
EFIS     
ELT     
ADC Upgrades     
FMS     
Moving Map     
Flat Panel     
Comm/Nav Systems     
Computer Aided Panel Fabrication     
Cabin Info Systems     
Cabin Entertainment     
STC for Collins EFIS Installation For Challenger     
HAPP: Honeywell Avionics Protection Program     
MPP: Honeywell Mechanic Protection Plan     
CASP: Corporate Aircraft Service Program from Rockwell Collins     
PAINT & INTERIOR
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Major Interior Refurbishment     
Interior Designers on Staff     
Cabinetry Design, Fabrication and Finish     
Interior Design, Modification and Upholstery     
Floor Plan Reconfiguration     
Soundproofing     
Custom Plating     
Entertainment Systems     
Cabin Communications     
Exterior Strip and Paint     
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Component and Accessory Overhaul and Exchange     
Computerized Bar-Coded Parts Inventory     
Experienced, Air-Frame-Specific Purchasing Staff     
FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) Rating     
Online Ordering Direct From the Factory, API and Aviall     
ILS and Parts Base Inventory Locator System     
Core and Warranty Processing Personnel on Staff     
Detailed Inspections and Strict QA from Reception Through Installation     
OTHER
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Windshield Repair     
Structural and Systems FAA-DER Engineers on     
FAA-DAR on Staff     
24/7 On-Call and Drop-In Technical Support for Challenger Customers     
CL600/601; In-House Capability to Accomplish 120-Month Landing Gear Restoration     
CL604/605; In-House Capability to Accomplish 96-Month Landing Gear Detailed Inspection     
CL 604; In-House 192-Month Landing Gear Restoration Capability     
CL300; In-House 96-Month Landing Gear Detail Inspection     

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

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Backed by more than 575 years of combined experience, West Star Aviation offers one-stop service for all your
Bombardier Challenger & Global technical needs.

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WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in January 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit www.weststaraviation.com/careers or contact Katie Johnson (katiejohnson@wsa.aero) or Dave Lagermann (dlagermann@wsa.aero).

Application & Selection Process

Before applying, please be aware of the standards of conduct for employment with West Star along with the strict requirements below while attending WSAA.

  • Working in Aviation requires a commit to being drug-free.  Pre-employment drug testing along with random and reasonable suspicion testing is required for all companies employing people working in safety sensitive positions. The position you are considering applying for is safety sensitive.  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.  If you pass, you must remain drug-free during employment, failing a random or reasonable suspicion test may result in termination of employment.  Please note: marijuana is legal in certain states however the FAA follows Federal law where marijuana is illegal.  This means testing positive for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, will prevent you from working in Aviation. 
  • The first 7.5 months will follow a strict schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm (breaks and meal periods provided). 
  • The expectation is to arrive inside the learning center and clocked in at 7:00am.
  • While attending WSAA, no more than 4 hours a week can be missed.  Extenuating medical circumstances will be given full consideration with supporting documentation.
  • WSAA follows an FAA approved curriculum which has certain requirements including attendance. 
  • Testing for the FAA license at the conclusion of WSAA is required, along with passing.  Two opportunities to test will be provided, if needed.  Employment may terminate if the FAA license is not obtained.
  • Candidates will be contacted to complete pre-screening assessments and questionnaires. 
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted in late November and scheduled for a tour and interview with Hiring Managers at West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL.
  • To be qualified, candidates must pass the pre-screening process along with submitting a negative DOT drug test result.
  • Finalists will be selected after onsite interviews. Job offers will be extended in mid-December with a start date of January 9, 2024.
  • Pay while learning in the Academy will be $20 per hour.  Upon successfully graduating and obtaining your FAA license, pay will increase to $27 per hour.