Category: King Air Tips

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that it has joined the Aviation Technical Education Council and is actively supporting the mission of their sister organization, Choose Aviation. The mission of both organizations strengthens West Star Aviation’s longstanding focus on connecting with our local communities, K-12 educational institutions and part 147 aviation maintenance schools to […]

If you’re like many operators, in-flight connectivity is an important, necessary tool in the daily operation of your aircraft.  Whether it’s to ensure company employees can be as productive at FL350 as they are on in their offices, or giving your VIP/Charter fare the ability to stay connected anywhere in the world, global in-flight connectivity […]

West Star has a longstanding tradition of being an organization “Where Experience Shines”.  As business has grown and the market has evolved, experienced technicians are in great demand.  In 2018 it became apparent to West Star that the looming labor shortage would impact our future needs and the industry as a whole.  This meant shifting […]

Protect Your Aircraft

Exterior Paint Let’s talk about the different levels of paint protection and products used in the industry today. Throughout the life of an aircraft exterior paint job, there are different products that can be used depending on the condition and oxidation levels of the paint.  A good baseline product is Wax, Nupower II wax, used […]

Exterior Paint

West Star’s world-class Exterior Paint specialists already provide the highest quality paint jobs and adhere to strict QC standards.   They also provide extensive post paint inspection, hand detailing and initial polishing after an aircraft is painted.  But occasionally, a customer will ask “…how do I take care of my new paint job?  What about […]

At West Star Aviation, we have seen an increase in requests for technical evaluations or Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI).  While not uncommon with pre-owned aircraft transactions on the rise currently, but a trend is developing regarding requests for a “modified” technical evaluation.  A modified technical evaluation can be an attractive option for new operators for two […]


Making Access To Expertise Easy West Star Aviation successfully launched their ServiceEdgeTM Customer Portal in 2021.  The ServiceEdge platform was jointly developed with CORRIDOR, a CAMP Systems company, to fit West Star Aviation’s discerning clientele. Owners/operators have instant access to work order quotes, job status updates and additional job approvals. Notifications will be sent via […]

AOG Work Authorization Form

At West Star Aviation, the new year means new opportunities to refine our processes to make sure they are customer-focused and customer-friendly.  Our goal is to continually make it easier to do business with us and look for ways to improve communication with our customers.  This is a theme you will see throughout 2022 and […]

Interior Refurbishment

The idea of considering an interior refurbishment project on any airframe can be a little intimidating.  There are a lot of details that go into the process of defining the work scope, assembling the pricing, and selecting materials.  We want to make that process easier on you, the end customer, and help you, h elp […]

Small Airframe Avionics Are A Big Deal!

As the #1 Preferred MRO (as voted by Pro Pilot Magazine’s PRASE Survey) for the past 8 consecutive years, you would expect that avionics would be a large part of West Star Aviations’ success.  And you would be correct.  Our expertise, capability and engineering resources help keep us on the cutting edge of avionics technology […]