West Star Aviation Announces Addition of Director of Spare Parts Sales at East Alton Facility

East Alton, IL, June 23, 2010 – West Star Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that John Hardy will take on the position as Director of Spare Parts Sales. John will be located at the East Alton, IL, facility; however, he will oversee the entire operation of parts sales for all West Star Aviation locations.

A returning face for West Star, Hardy previously worked in the East Alton facility as Director of Avionics. Prior to his recent return, he has also been employed as a Project Engineer at Liberty Partners, and Director of Sales and Operations at Avionics Sales Corp. previous to that.

Hardy brings with him over twenty years of experience, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Management from SIU-Carbondale. He started his career in the Air National Guard, and continued from there developing his strong aviation background.

With West Star’s recent decision to consolidate all surplus avionics sales and service at its East Alton facility, Hardy will be there to ensure the same levels of quality and customer service expected from this division. Under Hardy’s leadership, this transition will be handled with the scope of knowledge and professionalism West Star Aviation is known for providing.

West Star’s Surplus Avionics Division is a major supplier of overhauled units for exchange, rental or outright sale. They buy or consign your surplus avionics and instruments inventories as well as specialize in corporate and regional turbine-powered aircraft avionics and instruments. To ensure quality, all overhauled and serviceable parts are certified by the OEM or by FAA authorized repair facilities, meeting the highest quality standards.

West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, and accessory services. With facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; Aspen, CO and Dallas, TX, the company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise and provides world-class customer services in all of the organization’s divisions. For additional information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.