West Star Aviation

West Star Aviation Named Authorized Dealer for King Air Winglets

Grand Junction, CO, September 11, 2012- West Star Aviation recently joined the network of authorized dealers for BLR Aerospace Super King Air Winglet System and associated products. The dealer agreement gives West Star the authorization to provide and install these BLR products on King Air 90, 200, and 300 series aircraft at their Grand Junction, CO; Dallas, TX; and Columbia, SC, facilities. Products offered include the popular Super King Air Winglet System, extended length de-ice boots, and LED lighting upgrades.

“We are looking forward to enhancing our capabilities and expanding our reach to King Air owners and operators,” says Russ Williams, Business Development, West Star Aviation. “By joining the BLR dealership network, we are one step closer to making our facilities a one-stop-shop for our King Air customers.” 

West Star’s Grand Junction facility is a factory authorized King Air maintenance facility and also offers popular Garmin G1000 installations, Raisbeck products, Blackhawk engine conversions, as well as complete paint and interior refurbishment and landing gear overhauls in one location.

“We can do it all for our King Air customers,” says Williams.

BLR reports the demonstrated benefits of the winglets include increased rate of climb, reduced take-off distance, slower controlled landings and 10-15% decrease in landing field length.  Winglets also offer the operator a potential cruise speed increase at higher flight levels or a fuel burn reduction of approximately 3-4% and a range increase of up to 12.5%, as well as improved stability and control in slow flight and improved handling qualities at higher altitudes.  Over 450 King Airs worldwide have installed the BLR Winglet System.

To learn more, or to schedule service, contact Dave Girard, Technical Sales Manager/Turbo Prop Maintenance, GJT, at 970.248.5250 (office) or 970-261-2872 (cell).

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. 

About BLR Aerospace

BLR develops high-performance aerodynamic solutions for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and backs its superior designs with unsurpassed manufacturing quality. Products include FastFin, Dual Tailboom Strakes, Winglets and vortex generators for customers that include industry-leading OEMs and operators worldwide. 

 

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