• West Star Aviation
    6995 34th Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55450
  • 612.727.1285
  • Available on call 24/7
  • Avionics repair & installation
  • Maintenance repairs
  • Window services
  • Paint stripping and minor touch-ups
  • Minor interior
  • Combined experience totaling over 250 years
  • Located on KMSP airport

MSP

West Star Minneapolis is located at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), and is in close proximity to the six Minneapolis airports (MSP, FCM, ANE, STP, MIC, LVN). Originally established in 2009 as MSP Aero, it is now a part of the West Star satellite network providing aviation services to flight departments nationwide.

MSP’s satellite location offers a variety of maintenance services and avionics repairs. When necessary, satellite locations utilize resources from one of the four full service MRO facilities located at East Alton, IL (ALN), Grand Junction, CO (GJT), Chattanooga, TN (CHA), and Perryville, MO (PCD).

West Star Minneapolis is an FAA Certified Repair Station with a respected and trusted name in the aviation industry for world-class services including avionics support, airframe repair and maintenance, interiors, minor paint and window restoration on all types of aircraft from business jet to rotor wing.

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Indentifier: MSP
Latitude 44.8977509
Longitude -93.2229912

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WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in January 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit www.weststaraviation.com/careers or contact Katie Johnson (katiejohnson@wsa.aero) or Dave Lagermann (dlagermann@wsa.aero).

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  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.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.