Category: King Air Tips

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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 […]

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 […]