West Star is pleased to announce the placement of LaLaina Doudna as Project Manager at their Chattanoogna, TN (CHA) location. LaLaina brings more than 22 years of aviation experience in rotary and fixed wing aircraft. She is a U.S. Army Veteran, has her A&P license, holds Inspector Authorization (IA) privileges, as well as being a […]

West Star is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary A. Schandl as Director of Quality Assurance for all West Star facilities. Gary has over 45 years of aviation experience with the majority being in quality, while previously holding positions at Midcoast/Jet Aviation. He holds his A&P license, IA (Inspector Authorizations) license and has served […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to welcome Walt Marcy to the Grand Junction, CO (GJT) team as the Avionics Technical Sales Manager. Walt brings more than 40 years of aviation experience to West Star, and previously served on the boards at Collins Aerospace, Honeywell and Gogo. Walt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan […]

West Star is pleased to announce Tommi Krell has assumed leadership for marketing the component repair business units, Dallas Aeronautical Services, Flite Components and Avant Aerospace. (Avant Aerospace LLC, Dallas Aeronautical Services, LLC (DAS), and FLITE Components, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of West Star Aviation Holdings, LLC.) Tommi will continue to maintain responsibility for […]

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 […]

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