Raytheon Aircraft Company Appoints West Star Aviation as an Authorized Service Center Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) announces today that it has appointed West Star Aviation as a Hawker Authorized Service Center. West Star Aviation, located in Grand Junction, Colo. (GJT), is a full service FBO specializing in airframe maintenance, engine repair, interior, paint and avionics […]

CESSNA NAMES WEST STAR AVIATION NEW AUTHORIZED CITATION SERVICE CENTER Cessna Aircraft Company has named West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colorado, as a new Authorized Citation Service Center. West Star is one of only six non-factory-owned Authorized Citation Service Centers in the United States. Other non-factory owned Authorized Citation Service Centers are located in […]

Raisbeck’s ZR LITE System FAA Certification now includes West Star Aviation’s RVSM System Raisbeck Engineering announced that its ZR LITE Performance System for the Learjet 35/36 fleet has been FAA-approved with West Star Aviation’s RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum) System. The Raisbeck Aft Fuselage Locker and Mark IV have long been RVSMapproved with the initial […]

West Star Aviation President Bob Barry Announces his Retirement Bob Barry, 67, announced that he will retire from his position as President of West Star Aviation. Bob began his career at West Star in 1992 as C.F.O. and held that position until becoming president in April 2001. He is leaving the company after delivering its […]

West Star Completes 100th Learjet 30-series RVSM Installation West Star Aviation, Inc. has completed the 100th installation of its Learjet 30-series RVSM solution. Of those, 87 were completed at West Star’s Grand Junction, Colorado facility. The remaining were completed at authorized installation facilities in various locations across the country. According to the FAA RVSM Approval […]

West Star Announces Program to Develop an STC to Meet Dynamic Test Requirements on Seats for Citation Model 525 Aircraft West Star Aviation, Inc. announced that it has initiated a program to develop cockpit, cabin and lavatory seats for the Cessna CitationJet family of aircraft that meet the emergency landing dynamic test requirements of FAR […]

West Star Awarded Amendment to Add Autopilot and Wing Configurations to its Learjet 30-Series RVSM STC West Star Aviation, Inc. announced that on August 12, 2004 the FAA awarded the company an amendment to its Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) — awarded in August 2003 — to include Learjet models 35A […]

West Star Signs Engineering Agreement to Pursue Conquest II RVSM Solution West Star Aviation of Grand Junction, Colorado has contracted with Kohlman Systems Research of Lawrence, Kansas for engineering services required to obtain a group RVSM approval STC for Cessna Conquest II aircraft. In addition to the RVSM group approval, West Star engineers will obtain […]

West Star Purchases Timberline Aviation West Star Aviation of Grand Junction, Colorado purchased the assets of Timberline Aviation (also of Grand Junction) on April 16, 2004. According to West Star President Bob Barry, the company purchased Timberline as a strategic move to secure military and general aviation fueling business. “There has not historically been enough […]

West Star Aviation Approved as Williams International Line Service Facility for FJ44 Engines West Star Aviation announced today that it was recently designated an Authorized Line Service Facility for Williams International engine models FJ44-1A/2C and FJ44-2A. These engines are currently in operation on the Cessna CitationJet, CJ1, CJ2, the Citation FJ44 Eagle II, and the […]

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