East Alton, IL, January 10, 2012- West Star Aviation is proud to announce their East Alton (ALN) facility has joined the Authorized Service Center Network of General Electric Company (GE). The service agreement gives West Star the capabilities to provide service and support to the GE CF34 engine, including servicing the engine and supplying related parts and products.
In addition to ALN, West Star’s Grand Junction (GJT) facility has been an Authorized GE Service Provider for over six years. In just the last year they have dedicated more than 30,000 labor hours to the Challenger product line.
As an Authorized Service Provider, both facilities offer CF34 operators another source to receive engine maintenance with the quality standards of GE. According to the authorized service agreement, West Star can provide all levels of line maintenance inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, removal and reinstallation of engines and external engine components. In addition, the facilities will have access to all related parts and products manufactured or approved by GE.
“By adding another facility as a GE Service Center, we are able to provide huge benefits and broader service offerings to our current customers, and a whole new group of potential customers,” said George Laiten, Director of Bombardier Programs, West Star Aviation. “West Star strives to provide expert service, while providing our customers with cost saving options; this service agreement allows us another way to give our customers both.
In addition to recently being named a GE Authorized Service Center, the ALN location continues to focus on and expand their Bombardier program. Most recently, West Star has hired nine new employees to maintain and expand this program. . This team has an average of over 12 years of corporate aviation experience, with six of the nine employees having 10 or more years of Bombardier experience.
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.
In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. 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 while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.
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