aircraft on ground support

24/7/365 AOG SUPPORT: 215.937.9020 |

  • West Star Aviation
    5904 Pinehurst Ave.
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • 423.661.8900
Full-Service Facility Spotlight: Chattanooga, TN (CHA)


Our Chattanooga location is conveniently located at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN. This strategic location provides convenient access to West Star’s award-winning MRO services from the Eastern sections of the US. CHA is a full-service MRO that specializes in business aircraft maintenance, modifications, and interior refurbishment for aircraft ranging in size from turbo prop through stand-up class
business jets.

CHA’s state-of-the-art facility features 60,000 sq. ft of heated hangar space.

Our full-service paint facility offers an additional 48,000 sq. ft. of space able to meet all paint needs including that of Global Express, Gulfstream G550, Embraer Lineage and Embraer Legacy 600. With the completion of recent expansion efforts, West Star occupies over 153,000 sq. ft. of space at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

West Star’s CHA facility is an FAA authorized repair station and service center for select corporate airframes. In addition, West Star has maintenance capabilities for most business and corporate airframes.

Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm / Friday - Sunday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Departure control:
Approach control
Ground control
Traffic pattern:
Nav. equipment:
Car Rental
Indentifier: CHA
Tower frequency:
Clearance delivery:
Latitude 35.029490154183726
Longitude -85.2019489583276

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
Airframe Specific Expertise TM

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.