• Avionics Repair and Installation
  • Overhaul & Inspections
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Paint & Interior Services
  • System Modifications
  • Window Repair Services
Embraer Authorized Landing Gear Facility

AUTHORIZED EMBRAER JET SERVICE CENTER, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, AND REFURBISHMENT

West Star Aviation is an Authorized Embraer Base Maintenance Service and warranty provider for most models. We specialize in airframe, engine and APU MRO services, parts and component overhaul, as well as avionics repair and installations. Full interior and exterior paint services are available at most locations. See complete capabilities, airframe models, and other services offered below.

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Phenom 100     
Phenom 300     
Legacy 450     
Legacy 500     
Legacy 600     
Legacy 650     
Lineage 1000     
Lineage 1000E     
Praetor 500     
Praetor 600     
AIRFRAME
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA
Authorized Embraer Base Maintenance Center    
FAA Authorized    
Airframe and Engine Inspection Capability    
Troubleshooting and Repair Work    
Service Bulletin Installation and Compliance    
Pre-purchases Inspections - All Models    
Warranty Authorized For Maintenance, Avionics, Paint & Interior    
ENGINE & APU
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA
Pratt & Whitney - 500 Series Engines    
General Electric CF34    
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - HTF 7000 All Series    
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - All 36 Series and RE220 APU’s *
* RE220 Not Available At CHA
   
AVIONICS
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA
Avionics Inspections and Certifications    
Data Uploads    
Repair and Troubleshooting    
Avionics Upgrades and Installation of Service Bulletins    
Installation of New Equipment and STC’s    
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    
PAINT & INTERIOR
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA
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
AOG Parts Service    
Component and Accessory Overhaul and Exchange    
Computerized Bar-Coded Parts Inventory    
Experienced, Air-Frame-Specific Purchasing Staff    
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
Windshield Repair    
Structural and Systems FAA-DER Engineers on Staff    
FAA-DAR on Staff    
Aircraft Detailing    
Phenom 100, 300 Landing Gear Overhaul    

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Expertise on What You Fly - Embraer

Backed by more than 396+ years of combined experience, West Star Aviation offers one-stop service for
all your Embraer 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.