• Custom Paint Layouts
  • Extensive Materials
  • Entertainment Systems
  • Cabin communications
  • Hondajet
Gulfstream GIV


West Star provides high-quality aircraft exterior paint & interior services for corporate aircraft from the smallest up to the Global 7000, F900, Hawker 900, Citation 10/750, Embraer 650, or a Gulfstream 650.

Working closely with you, our experienced staff will design and update your aircraft interior and exterior with a full array of material selections, custom designed paint layouts, and uncompromising attention to detail.

  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
Complete Strip and Paint*     
On-staff Designers     
Custom Design Concepts     
Full Paint Capabilities     
Climate Controlled for Temperature and Humidity     
Four-stage Filtration Systems     
Three-stage Exhaust Filter System     
Computerized Renderings     
Specialized Paints and Primers     
Separate Detailing Facility     
* See Other     
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
Major Interior Refurbishment     
Interior Designers On Staff     
Cabinetry Design, Fabrication And Finish     
Interior Design, Modification And Upholstery     
Floor Plan Reconfiguration     
Custom Plating     
Entertainment Systems     
Cabin Communications     
WiFi Communications     
Custom Galleys     
  • Green FAA Authorized
  • Blue OEM Approved
Exterior Strip and Paint Facilities Large Enough to Accommodate Global 7000, F900, Hawker 900, Citation10/750, Embraer 650, or a Gulfstream 650.     
Exterior Strip and Paint Facilities Large Enough To Accommodate Global 7000, F900, Hawker 900, Citation10/750, Embraer Linage 1000, or a Gulfstream 650.     
Exterior Strip and Paint Facilities Large Enough To Accommodate F900, F2000, F7X, Hawker 900, Citation10/750, Embraer Legacy 60, or a Gulfstream 450.     
Honda Aircraft Recommended Strip and Paint
All Models Hondajet.

* See capabilities PDF for additional detail

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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.