West Star Aviation

Grand Junction, CO 81506-8643


About West Star Aviation

West Star Aviation 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.


796 Heritage Way
Grand Junction, CO 81506-8643

More Info on West Star Aviation

West Star Aviation services include fuel and ramp, maintenance, engineering, paint and parts, aircraft sales, avionics, avionics spares, parts and components, and window repair. For technical support contact Dave Krogman at (970) 243-7500 or [email protected]. Visit www.weststaraviation.com for more information.

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West Star Aviation Welcomes Randy Cissell as Project Manager

Feb. 21, 2022
Randy Cissell has accepted the position of project manager at West Star Aviation's Perryville, Missouri, facility.
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West Star Aviation Appoints New VP of Sales And Manager of Technical Sales

Aug. 10, 2018
West Star Aviation sppoints Marty Rhine to Vice President of Sales and Steve Bates to Manager of Technical Sales. Marty and Steve have completed their transition and are active...
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West Star Aviation Announces Scott McDonald as East South Central Regional Sales Manager

Oct. 16, 2017
Scott will be responsible for sales activities for West Star's Southern territory, including, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee.
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West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff as South Central Regional Sales Manager

Oct. 16, 2017
Jim will be responsible for sales activities in Texas and Oklahoma while also building and maintaining customer relationships.
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West Star Aviation at CHA Entered Into Agreement with Embraer For All Phenom, Legacy and Lineage Aircraft

Oct. 16, 2017
The state-of-the-art Chattanooga facility will offer interior refurbishment, avionics, avionics installation and repair, inspections and parts services.
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West Star Aviation's Dave Girard Receives the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award

Aug. 8, 2017
Dave Girard began his career in aviation right out of high school working at Boeing. He began his career with West Star Aviation in 1981, known at the time as Monarch Aviation...
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West Star Aviation's Gary Edwards Retired and Mark Birmingham Promoted

Sept. 10, 2015
Mark Birmingham, an employee for eight years at West Star, has been promoted as the new Paint Program Manager at the GJT location in Gary’s place.
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From left to right: Kurt Sutterer, West Star Aviation board member; Rodger Renaud, COO, West Star Aviation; Jim Swehla, co-founder/executive VP Sales & Marketing, West Star Aviation; Allen Jones, CEO, Jones Management Services; Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County Mayor; Robert Rasberry, president & CEO, West Star Aviation; Randy Boyd, Economic Development Commissioner; Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga; and Charles Wood, VP Economic Development – Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

West Star Aviation Announces Expansion into Chattanooga (KCHA) Airport

Aug. 18, 2015
West Star is starting the process of filling 175-225 positions and looks forward to utilizing the area’s richly trained technical workforce.
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West Star Aviation Announces Completion and Grand Opening Of New Grand Junction Paint Facility

June 10, 2015
The new facility is 41,000 sq. feet and features two bays: one for strip, sand and priming, the other is a state of the art downdraft bay.
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West Star Aviation Welcomes New Director Of Interiors At CAE

May 5, 2015
Andy Waynick is Director of Interiors at the Columbia, SC, (CAE) location. West Star added interior services at its CAE location in 2013.

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West Star Aviation Voted #1 Preferred MRO In U.S. For Second Consecutive Year

April 29, 2015
The annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey is voted on every year by Professional Pilot magazine subscribers
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West Star Aviation Integrates Carbon Fiber Into Aircraft

April 14, 2015
West Star continues to increase their expertise in integrating carbon fiber materials into today’s aircraft interiors and has currently delivered carbon fiber projects on Gulfstream...
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West Star Aviation Chief Financial Officer To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Feb. 5, 2015
Mike Shonka will be inducted into the Wichita Business Journal’s “CFO Awards Hall of Fame” during the Wichita Business Journal’s annual CFO Awards event on March 3, 2015.
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West Star Aviation Now Offering Self Serve Avgas Fueling Station In Grand Junction, CO

Oct. 27, 2014
Customers who visit the self serve station can take advantage of competitive AvFuel pricing and all of the FBO amenities that West Star offers at GJT, such as flight planning ...
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West Star Aviation Named Gold Leader Of Environmental Leadership Program

Oct. 27, 2014
West Star has continued to expand its recycling program, which included: 11, 250 lbs (225 batteries) of lead acid and NiCad aircraft batteries, 13,721 gallons of lacquer thinner...
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West Star Aviation To Increase Accessory Capabilities At Two Locations

Oct. 27, 2014
It added accessory shop capabilities at its Columbia, SC (CAE) location. The new shop became fully operational in April 2014. It will open another all new accessory shop at its...
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West Star Aviation Expands Capabilities At Embraer Authorized Service Center (ASC) In Grand Junction, CO

Oct. 27, 2014
It has expanded the capabilities at its Embraer ASC in Grand Junction, CO (GJT) by adding Embraer Legacy 600/650 line maintenance capabilities to their current Embraer Phenom ...
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West Star Aviation Named East Alton Rotary Business Of The Year

July 9, 2014
It was applauded for keeping its national headquarters at St. Louis Regional Airport and adding a 47,000 square foot maintenance facility, which was dedicated on May 13, 2014....
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WEST STAR AVIATION Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

June 30, 2014
Ed Henry brings over 40 years of experience in general and corporate aviation