West Star Aviation Announces Construction of a New State-of-the-Art Facility at ALN

West Star Aviation announces the expansion of its East Alton (ALN) facility with the addition of a new, state-of-the-art hangar.

The 64,200-square-foot hangar, office and shop facility will be adjacent to West Star's current facility. This new hangar, to be labeled ‘Hangar 66,’ will be equivalent to the hangar that was built in 2014. It will be large enough to house maintenance on aircraft as large as Gulfstream G650 and Embraer Legacy 650.

"Our need for expanding stems from our growing customer list. We want to make sure we are ahead of the game and have the space to accommodate our organization's rapid growth. We have a consistent steady work flow, so building a new facility will help us manage the volume," says Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation.

With the expansion, West Star Aviation ALN will occupy ten buildings totaling over 387,000 square feet of office, shop and hangar space and over 200,000 square feet of ramp space. The expansion is expected to break ground fourth quarter of 2017 and to be reaching completion second to mid-third quarter of 2018.

Voted "#1 Preferred MRO" in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Professional Pilot magazine “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, 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. In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.

For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.

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