West Star Aviation Expands Embraer Service Capabilities with RAM Air Turbine (RAT) Test Tooling

December 5, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have acquired the RAM Air Turbine (RAT) tooling required for the 24-month check on the Legacy 450/500 airframe.

As of November 2017, West Star has completed two 24-month inspections on Legacy 500 aircraft and project increased numbers as their service center capabilities grow.

“We are thrilled to offer on-site availability of the RAT testing equipment without a rental charge to our customers. This will help ensure West Star meets scheduled deliveries and completion dates as well as further enhance our full-service capabilities for Embraer aircraft,” said Bob O’Leary, Embraer Business Development Manager, West Star Aviation.

In addition to the 24-month inspections on Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft West Star Aviation is able to perform full-scale landing gear maintenance on Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 models, and offers complete maintenance at their East Alton and Chattanooga facilities.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint, and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.


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