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Hawker Operators:  The Easy Solution for Failing/Unsupported Standby Altitude Indicators

Hawker Garmin
Hawker Garmin

West Star Aviation is dedicated to keeping your Hawker aircraft operating at the highest level of safety and performance.   Many of the older analog standby attitude indicators and multi-function CRT displays utilized for standby attitude (for example, the Secondary Nav. Display found in Hawker models) are facing obsolescence.  

As such, we want to remind operators that there is a simple and easy solution for those that need to address a failing/unsupported Standby Altitude Indicator.  Currently, the best solution available is the Garmin GI 275.

Garmin has a number of useful STCs that have been developed to help with some of these obsolescence issues.  The GI 275 is a 3 ¼” multi-function electronic display.  The LED display is bright and sunlight readable and is a cost-effective way to solve this problem for Hawker operators.

Our Grand Junction, CO facility has installed several of these units without issue. Down-time for the installation is minimal and units are currently available with no lead time required. 

Applicable Hawker Models:

  • Hawker 750
  • Hawker 800
  • Hawker 800XP
  • Hawker 850XP
  • Hawker 900XP
  • Hawker 1000

For more information on this solution or any of West Star Aviation’s Hawker maintenance upgrade or modification capabilities, please contact any of the Specialists below:

Sean Ertz

Sean Ertz

Technical Sales Manager
Office: 423.681.8594

Jeff Messmer

Jeff Messmer

Technical Sales Manager
Cell: 314.607.4069

Dan Perrin

Dan Perrin

Technical Sales Manager, Hawker
Office: 970.248.5207

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RSM, California

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RSM, Ohio Valley

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RSM, Landing Gear

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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.