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Accessory Shop

  • Overhauled Rotable Exchange Support
  • Complete In-House NDT Capabilities
  • Landing Gear Overhaul


West Star Aviation is an FAA-Certified Class I, II, and III Accessory Shop/Repair Station and offers many airframe components including landing gear on an exchange basis. This allows us to provide our customers with readily available components of the highest quality, at the best price. Our goal is to help you achieve the most economical means of maintaining your aircraft, as well as keeping your downtime to a minimum.

  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
FAA-Certified Class I, II, and III Accessory Repair Station.     
Overhauled Rotable Exchange Support     
Repairs and Overhauls     
Fly-in or Ship-in Repair Service     
AOG Parts Support     
Complete In-House NDT Capabilities, Including X-Ray     
Mobile NDT Crew     
Welding Services Available     
Hydraulic Pumps     
Complete Tire Changes with NDT and Repaint     
Starter Generator Overhaul     
Starter Generator Bearing and Brush Replacement     
Flap Actuator Reseal     
Rudder, Aileron, and Elevator Trim Actuator Overhaul     
Uplock Actuator Reseal     
Spoiler Actuator Reseal     
Rudder Bias Valve Service     
Modulating Valve Overhaul and Repair     
Sequence Valve Reseal/Overhaul     
Steering On/Off Valve Reseal/Overhaul     
Hydraulic Plate Brake Reseal/Overhaul     
Unfeathering Pump Reseal     
Sealed Lead Acid Battery Checks     
Ni-Cad Battery Checks/Deep Cycle     
Emergency Light Power Supply Check     
Learjet Major Landing Gear Inspection     
King Air Major Landing Gear Inspection     
MLG Actuator Cylinder Head Inspection     
Main shock Strut Reseal     
Main and Nose Gear Actuator Reseal/Overhaul     
Nose Gear Piston and Fork Assembly Reseal     
Main Gear Piston and Fork Assembly Reseal     
Main Gear Door Actuator Reseal     
Main and Nose Strut Reseal     
Brake Assembly Overhaul     
Speed Brake Actuator Reseal     
Parking Brake Reseal     
Power Brake Valve Reseal     
Brake Control Valve Reseal/Overhaul     
Cable Operated Brake Control Valve Reseal/Overhaul     
Brake Heat Pack and Brake Assembly Reseal/Overhaul     
Oleo Assembly Inspection and Overhaul     
Steering Jack Reseal/Overhaul     
Master Cylinder Reseal/Overhaul     
Compass Reseal/Overhaul     
Shimmy Dampener Reseal     
AC Motor Brush Change     
Horizontal Stab Actuator Overhaul     
Bleed Air Switch Servicing     
Modulator Reseal/Overhaul     
18 PSI Regulator Overhaul     
Fuel Nozzles Inspection/Certification     
Engine Mount Inspection/Overhaul     
Torque Arm Inspection     
Nose Trunnion Bushing Change     
Twin Modulator Inspection/Repair     
Hydrostatic Inspection of Oxygen and Nitrogen Bottles     
Challenger 96-Month Detail Landing Gear Inspection     
Challenger 96, 120 & 192-Month Landing Gear Restoration     
Hawker Landing Gear Overhaul     
Maxaret Overhaul     
Phenom 100-300 Landing Gear Overhaul     
Citation Landing Gear Overhaul     
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
King Air     

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
Airframe Specific Expertise TM

Mark White

RSM, California

Dave Godo

RSM, Ohio Valley

Mark Daniels
Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

RSM, Mid Atlantic

Santiago Carol

RSM, Latin America

Steve Fleeman

RSM, Landing Gear

Contact Us

WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in January 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.