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Installs Several Starlink Systems as an Authorized Dealer

West Star Aviation, an authorized dealer, has completed several Starlink installations across their network, with many more already scheduled. Starlink installation is available at all of West Star’s full-service locations, along with several satellite facilities.

Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency internet, all with 24/7 support and highly reliable connectivity using realtime telemetry and high-fidelity performance monitoring. Starlink’s optical space lasers transmit data throughout the Starlink constellation, providing continuous service in areas around the world, with coverage for flights over the open ocean and in polar regions. Starlink’s constellation contains 9,000+ laser-transmitting 10PB+ of daily data traffic. These lasers can sustain a 100Gbps connection per link and can connect up to 3,300+ miles apart and maintain a mesh network with 99.99% uptime.

“Starlink installations are in high demand, and many operators are even opting to put their aircraft down for a standalone installation,” said Allen McReynolds, COO. “We are utilizing our resources to make sure customers will be covered for their installations, with or without additional maintenance or modification,” McReynolds continued.

For more information about which West Star facilities are authorized dealers for the Starlink installations, please contact your local regional sales manager or an avionics technical sales manager to schedule your Starlink upgrade at your preferred location.

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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.