Category: King Air Tips

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 […]

Pre-Purchase Inspections

1. How To Prepare For A Pre-purchase Inspection 2. What is in the “Sales Agreement” 3. The depth of physical work scope 4. The scope of the records research 5. How to define what the seller is responsible to correct 6. Defining the term “Airworthy Discrepancy” 7. The length of pre-purchase inspection downtime 8. Related […]


West Star Simplifies Customer Communication with New ServiceEdge Software West Star Aviation is now offering a custom web-based communications portal to their customers called ServiceEdge. This new web development software provides direct communication between the customer and the service teams working on a customer’s aircraft, including necessary paperwork and work process updates. The new application […]

Aircraft Maintenance

We often get requests from operators to help “clean” their due lists and sync the maintenance events. Many aircraft will, over time, get the intervals out of alignment. For example, they may see that the 24M event is due 3-6 months apart from the 12M requirements. We’ve even seen aircraft with events that should be […]

GPS Failure Week 128 (June 12-19 2020) Collins GPS-4000S (P/N 822-2189-100)

In the months leading up to the looming ADS-B Out mandate, many operators were scrambling to get their aircraft compliant. Those with Collins Flight Management Systems (Pro Line IV, Pro Line 21, and Pro Line Fusion) upgraded their GPS-4000 sensors to the new, WAAS-compliant GPS-4000S, part number 822-2189-100. These upgrades may have also been done […]

Flight Data Recording Requirements for Part 91 and 135 Aircraft

This guide is to help where Flight Data Recording Regulations, come into question for domestic aircraft transitioning to FAR Part 91 and 135 Operations, or a foreign aircraft imported into operations, under FAA registration. Below is a High-Level view of both FAR Part 91 and Part 135 Operational requirements as it relates to FDR/DFDR requirements. […]

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