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Engine and APU maintenance is a specialty at West Star Aviation. Our specialists are factory trained and field tested on your specific engine make and model.

In addition to routine inspections, repairs, as well as AD and Service Bulletin compliance, West Star offers:

Authorized to support MSP, MSP Gold, Pratt & Whitney Eagle Service Plan ( ESP ) , Williams TAP/TAP Elite and GE On Point.

More Options

Outside of our full service and satellite locations, rely on our Mobile Engine Repair Teams to provide prompt, on-site, specialized, and dedicated support, whether scheduled or unscheduled. At your convenience, we are ready to operate from your facility or any of our satellite locations.


full service locations

satellite locations

Most major engine and APU OEMs and MROs have selected us as their customer service point including:


CFE - 738 Series

GE - CF 34 Series

Honeywell - TFE731 Series

Honeywell - HTF 7000 Series / AS 907

Honeywell - TPE331 Series

Pratt & Whitney - JT15D

Pratt & Whitney - PT6A Series

Pratt & Whitney - PW305

Pratt & Whitney - PW306

Pratt & Whitney - PW307

Pratt & Whitney - PW308

Pratt & Whitney - PW530

Pratt & Whitney - PW535

Pratt & Whitney - PW545

Pratt & Whitney - PW615

Pratt & Whitney - PW617

AVCO Lycoming - ALF-502L Series

Williams FJ44 Series

CFM International - CFM56 Series

Rolls Royce - Spey 511-8

Rolls Royce - TAY 611

Rolls Royce - AE3007C1

Rolls Royce - BR700 Series

Rolls Royce - BR725 Series











sharon klose

Sharon Klose

‪Director, Satellites/MRT, Engines

Jason Chambers

Mobile Engine Repair Manager

Mark White

RSM, California

Dave Godo

RSM, Ohio Valley

Mark Daniels
Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

RSM, Mid Atlantic

Santiago Carol

RSM, Latin America

Steve Fleeman

RSM, Landing Gear

Contact Us

WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in August 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit or contact Katie Johnson ( or Dave Lagermann (

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.