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

Textron Aviation Inc. Independent Authorized Service Facility FOR MOST HAWKER MODELS.

West Star Aviation is a Textron Aviation Inc. Independent Authorized Service Facility for most Hawker models. We specialize in a full line of airframe, engine, APU and avionics MRO services, parts, non-destructive testing (NDT) and component overhaul as well as full interior and exterior paint capabilities at most locations. See complete capabilities, airframe models, and other Hawker services offered below.

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400     
400XP     
HS125 Series 1, 3 & 400     
Premier I/IA     
Premier II (200)     
Beechjet 400/400XP     
700     
750XP     
800     
800XP     
850XP     
900XP     
1000     
AIRFRAME
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Textron Aviation Inc. Independent Authorized Service Facility.
Some locations/models are Limited Line Maintenance (LLM) only.
    
FAA Authorized     
Authorized API Blended Winglet Installation for 800A/B and 800XP     
All Phase, Structural, and Out-of-Phase Inspections on Airframe     
All Structural Inspections Including X-Rays     
ASNT Level III Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Certified     
All Component Requirements and Mandatory Life Limited Parts Replacements     
Warranty Authorized For Maintenance, Avionics, Paint & Interior     
ENGINE & APU
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - 731 Engine All Series     
Honeywell Authorized Line Service Center - 36-100 and 150 Series Apu’s     
Sundstand Authorized APU Support     
AVIONICS
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Repair and Installation     
Dual File Server IFIS STC     
Safe Flight Auto Throttles     
Perform Proline 21 LPV Upgrades     
Wi-Fi     
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     
Component and Accessory Overhaul and Exchange     
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     
PMA Certified Waste Drain Valve Modification     
Landing Gear Overhaul     

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Hawker Lavatory Waste Drain Valve STC The popular Waste Drain Valve Modification for Hawker 800, 800XP,
and 850XP has been awarded an STC.
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Contact Us

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.