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A Resource for Bombardier Landing Gear Overhaul in North America

A Resource for Bombardier Landing Gear Overhaul in North America
A Resource for Bombardier Landing Gear Overhaul in North America
As the #1 Preferred MRO for 8 consecutive years (Pro Pilot Magazine’s PRASE Survey), West Star Aviation is known worldwide as a full-service provider of
world-class maintenance and modification services for the most sophisticated airframes flying today.

However, as an international MRO operation, you might not know that West Star is also a major resource for landing gear overhaul services in North America, including Bombardier airframes.  

With a 20,000 sq. ft. dedicated landing gear overhaul facility located in Grand Junction, CO, we have the expertise and capability to become a truly valued resource for Bombardier landing gear overhaul needs for domestic and international operators and MROs alike.  

Our landing gear shop is FAA Approved for landing gear overhaul on all Bombardier airframes, including Challenger and Global aircraft.  With easy access and a central location, West Star has become the best kept secret, particularly for international MROs searching for alternatives when it comes to handling landing gear overhaul.

With turn time averaging approximately 3 weeks, West Star goes above and beyond to get your gear back as soon as possible. 

For more information or to start a quote, please contact:

Jeff Yeager

Jeff Yeager

Manager, Landing Gear/Accessory Program

Steve Goede

Steve Goede

General Manager, CHA

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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

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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.