East Alton, IL, October 16, 2009 – West Star Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) has named their East Alton, IL facility as their newest Blended Winglet installation center for the Falcon 2000 series aircraft. STC’s have been received for U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil.
API Blended High-Mach Winglets enhance the Falcon 2000 series by increasing range, saving fuel and cutting tons of CO2 emissions. West Star Aviation’s, Grand Junction, CO facility has been an installation center for API Blended Winglets for the Hawker 800 series and has completed 30 installations.
West Star Aviation, Inc.
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. In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation has a Hiawatha, IA location that specializes in the acquisition and sales of surplus avionics and runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO. 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 provides world-class customer services in all of the organization’s divisions. For additional information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.
Aviation Partners, Inc.
Seattle, Washington based Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) is the world leader in advanced Winglet technology. API’s patented Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets have been designed for a number of commercial and business aircraft; applications include Boeing, Falcon, Hawker and Gulfstream airframes. Over 3,500 business and commercial Blended Winglet-equipped aircraft currently in service have saved an estimated 1.6 billion gallons of fuel. In addition to the 5-7 percent improvement in fuel burn, Blended Winglets have reduced global CO2 emissions by almost 17 million tons. Additional airframe programs are in-development for existing Blended Winglet technology, and future winglet designs will lead to greater incremental improvements in performance, fuel savings and emissions reduction. www.aviationpartners.com