• On-site structural and composite mechanics with expert experience in repair and overhaul of flight control surfaces
  • Thrust reverser overhauls for GII, GIII, GIV, and G400 as well as thrust reverser repairs for other aircraft platforms
  • Radome repair & testing
  • Spoilers, rudders, flaps, ailerons, elevators, L/E's & T/E's and tabs, wing tips, winglets, MLG and NLG doors, fairings
  • Lower, upper and fixed engine cowls
  • Pylon and floor panels repair and re-bonding
  • Inlet repairs and overhauls
  • Repair of composite, honey-comb, and metal-bonded structures and the transmissivity testing of radomes.
  • Structures Repair
  • Painting
  • Advanced composites including: (Aramid, Kevlar, Graphite, Fiberglass, Exotics), and metal materials (Aluminum, Stainless, Inconel, Titanium).

In late 2021 Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) will have two locations both within the greater Dallas Texas area and convenient to DFW and Dallas Love field airports.

Its current Cedar Hill location was founded in 2004 and currently has over 66 employees with over 25 years of experience within the aviation maintenance industry.

The second facility, unifying under the DAS brand is formerly FLITE Components, and is located between Love Field and DFW Airport and currently has over 13 employees.

Both locations currently hold a FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Station certificate and provide services and support for corporate, commercial and regional aircraft operations, MROs and OEMs worldwide.

This consolidation is scheduled to be complete in 3 rd quarter 2021 to better serve the aviation industry and capitalize on various efficiencies and capabilities. DAS specializes in composite and structural component repair, including the overhaul, repair and testing of thrust reversers, control services, radomes, engine cowls, engine inlets, pylon and floor panels and more.

DAS supports Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, Embraer, Piaggio, and Textron components, as well as CRJ 700/900, E-jets 170/175 and 190/195 commercial, and VIP aircraft.

Terry Cooper

General Manager

Mike Ward

VP of Sales, Parts & Components

Mandy Murphy

Sales Manager

For specific services, and models by locations please visit dasvcs.com.


* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
Airframe Specific Expertise TM


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 www.weststaraviation.com/careers or contact Katie Johnson (katiejohnson@wsa.aero) or Dave Lagermann (dlagermann@wsa.aero).

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.