West Star is pleased to announce they have received ANAC Brazil Authorization to perform maintenance inspections and repairs on Brazilian registered aircraft at their East Alton, Illinois (ALN) location. “This certification extends our world-class aircraft MRO services to Brazilian aircraft operators at our ALN facility,” stated Santiago Carol, Regional Sales Manager, Latin America. This authorization […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that the Perryville (PCD) location has been recently awarded their FAA Repair Station Air Agency certificate. The team had been working diligently over the past 18 months to complete the requirements put forth by the Federal Aviation Regulation Agency. The Part 145 certification allows Perryville to complete maintenance, […]

West Star Aviation has been granted STC approval to install the Falcon 2000 baggage modification. This modification allows West Star to create usable baggage space in the Aft unpressurized area. The forward servicing compartment (FSC) panel enclosure will feature a 21.75 sq.ft. footprint, and 73.5 cu.ft. of usable baggage space. The installation weight of this […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce their partnership with Madison County Career and Technical Education Office, along with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) for a Federal Apprenticeship Event for National Apprenticeship Week at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility on November 14 and 15, 2019. This special event will allow students to inquire about aviation […]

West Star is pleased to announce their first Aft Canted Bulkhead Modification for a Citation 680 at their East Alton (ALN) facility. This modification can be performed at any of the three, full-service West Star Aviation Textron Aviation Inc. Authorized Independent Service Facilities. Textron Aviation‘s Mandatory Service Bulletin (SB680-53-08R2) for the Aft Canted Bulkhead Modification […]

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Valdes to Gulfstream Program Director with associated programs for Egyptian contracts, Accessories, NDT and Window Repair at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Eric bring over 26 years of aviation experience with him, formally serving as Gulfstream Program Manager at West Star for the past […]

West Star Aviation is honored to be recognized for economic enhancements by RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA) in southern Illinois. West Star is one of only six honorees with this achievement and will be presented with their award at the annual luncheon happening in October. RBGA is responsible for working closely with state and local officials […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Jansen as the new Falcon Program Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Brian has over 29 years of aviation experience, from previous roles as lead and maintenance technician at West Star, Falcon Program Manager at AVMATS, and most recently as Director of Maintenance at Barry-Wehmiller. He […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Jansen as the new Falcon Program Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Brian has over 29 years of aviation experience, from previous roles as lead and maintenance technician at West Star, Falcon Program Manager at AVMATS, and most recently as Director of Maintenance at Barry-Wehmiller. He […]

West Star is pleased to welcome Mike Ditmeyer as the new Gulfstream Operations Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Mike has more than 32 years of aviation experience, formally servicing as a maintenance technician and SR Operations Program Manager for Gulfstream. He received his A&P license after completing four years as a B-52 crew […]

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