Other

  • Overhaul & Inspections
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Paint & Interior Services
  • Window Repair Services

OTHER

West Star Aviation provides a variety of services for other aircraft owners and operators, including airframe, engine, and propeller MRO services, parts and component overhaul as well as full interior and exterior paint capabilities at most locations. See complete capabilities, airframe models, and other services offered below.

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Cessna     
C150     
C172     
C182     
C206     
C208 Caravan     
C300     
C400     
    
AIRFRAME
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
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Cessna Single Engine Aircraft Authorized Service Center     
FAA Authorized - Cessna     
PAINT & INTERIOR
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
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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
Cessna     
Cessna - Component and Accessory Overhaul and Exchange     
Cessna - Parts, Accessory, and Propeller Repair and Service     
OTHER
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
  ALN GJT CHA PCD
Structural and Systems FAA-DER Engineers on Staff     
Professionally Trained Technicians on All Models     
Interior, Avionics, and Exterior Paint Capabilities     
Authorized Engine Support     
Factory Authorized Cessna Level II NDT Magnetic Particle and Eddy Current     
Parts, Accessory, and Propeller Repair and Service     
Windshield Repair     

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
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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.