• Avionics Repair and Installation
  • Overhaul & Inspections
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Paint & Interior Services
  • G200 Major Repair

FAA AUTHORIZED Gulfstream Aircraft Maintenance provider.

West Star is FAA Certified, trained and experienced on most Gulfstream models. We specialize in complete MRO services including airframe, engine and APU inspections, repairs and modifications, parts and component overhaul as well as avionics installations. Likewise, full interior and exterior refurbishments are available at most locations. Complete capabilities, airframe models, and other services offered below.

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MODELS
  • Green FAA Authorized
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GIII     
GIV     
GIVSP     
GV     
Astra 1125     
G100 (Astr SPX)(1124)     
G150     
G200 (Galaxy)     
G250/280     
G300     
G350     
G400     
G450     
G500     
G550     
G650     
AIRFRAME
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
FAA Authorized     
Wing De-mates and Wing Corrosion Repairs     
Thrust Reverser on Condition Inspections     
ASC 488 FS 793 Bulkhead Cap Angle – Replacement     
Major Inspections Accomplished on all Models Including 16C (12 month – 192 month) Includes 2C/4C/8C     
ASC 469A Water Ribbon Heater Replacements to Eliminate the Repetitive Inspection, Along with Full Capabilities of Water Line and Fitting Replacements     
G200 Lavatory Modification – Larger Capacity Toilet and Waste Holding Tank     
Wing Fasteners Cadmium Plating Degradation Rework Procedure (Compliance is Terminating Action for Wing Fastener Cadmium Plating Degradation Check)     
Structural and Systems FAA-DER and FAA-DAR Engineer on Staff     
All Major Inspections and Repairs     
Component and Accessory Overhaul and Exchange     
Professionally Trained Technicians on all Models     
Rolls Royce Tay and Spey Engine Removal Reinstallation / Rigging     
Major Repairs / Alterations     
Wing Corrosion Repairs     
Avionic Modification Troubleshooting     
Thrust Reverser on Condition Inspections     
Skin Changes     
Road Trip Support     
ENGINE & APU
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Rolls Royce Authorized Spey and Tay - All Series     
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - TFE 731 All Series     
Pratt & Whitney Authorized Service Center - PW 300 - All Series     
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - 36 Series APU - all and RE 220*
*RE220 Not Available At CHA
    
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - HTF Engines - all     
AVIONICS
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
GV Wi-Fi STC     
ACMS Upgrades     
Skybox     
Moini QAR     
Airshow Application for iPad     
ATG 5000     
LED Lighting     
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
AOG Parts Service     
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 PCD
Windshield Repair     
Structural and Systems FAA-DER Engineers on Staff     
FAA-DAR on Staff     
In-House NDT Support     

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

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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.