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Here, There, Or Anywhere – West Star Aviation Aircraft Interior Design Process Fits Your Schedule

Aircraft Interior Design

Many aircraft owners and operators view taking on an interior design project for their aircraft as daunting with regard to the time and involvement needed to ensure an exceptional finished product.

Aligning customer availability and scheduling time to meet and review details is critical to creating a personalized aircraft interior project. The details can often be overwhelming – overall design direction, color palettes and material options, design reviews, client changes, etc. 

West Star Aviation knows how important one-on-one interaction and customer input is during interior design projects. This is why the interior design team places such a heavy emphasis on flexibility throughout the entire design process. 

West Star Aviation Facility Visits – We make our facilities available to customers on their schedule to view our design and production facilities. This is an ideal time to show our dedicated interior design spaces. Even with only a short amount of time, we can have several design ideas ready for your review once you arrive at any one of our major locations. 

Zoom Meetings – This technology has helped flexibility enormously, as the WSA team and the customer can review material options and selections from anywhere with an internet connection. This really helps narrow down material choices. Zoom is also great for smaller projects, where you may be changing only carpet or seat leather. 

Aircraft Hangar Visits – This is an important step in the process. Even from the beginning of the project, WSA can view the existing interior in context. If you are a hands-on aircraft owner, you can be present to sit in the seat and have the foam-work fit to your personal taste. If you are having an exterior painted, you can be there to watch the layout of the stripe design and make any last-minute changes before it enters the paint booth. We keep you in the loop on your project from start to finish, giving you the option to be in-house during critical times. 

Anywhere, Anytime – Our team can meet with the customer from their home, office, or any location necessary to accommodate the customer’s schedule and keep the project moving toward completion.

This flexibility is a key ingredient in the success of the West Star Aviation Interior Design Team.  For examples of West Star Aviation’s truly word-class interiors or more information on interior services at any of the four full-service locations (ALN, GJT, CHA, and PCD), please visit or contact one of the interior specialists below:

Samantha Boyce

Samantha Boyce

Sales Associate

Office 423.661.8925

Madelyn Pagno Pierce

Maddie Pierce

Paint & Interior Designer
Office 618.390.1124

Veta Traxler

Veta Traxler

Paint & Interior Designer
Office 970.248.5276

George Euler

George Euler

Corporate Aircraft Interior
Sales Manager
Office 970.248.5294

Julie Timmons

Julie Timmons

Corporate Aircraft Interior
Sales Manager

Office 618.258.8814

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RSM, California

Dave Godo

RSM, Ohio Valley

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Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

RSM, Mid Atlantic

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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.