West Star Aviation Nears Completion of New Hangar at East Alton-ALN Facility
West Star Aviation announces it is nearing completion of construction on a new, 60,000-square-foot hangar at its East Alton, IL (ALN), location. The hangar is anticipated to be operational by the end of fourth quarter of 2018.
The hangar features 40,000 square feet of hangar space and 20,000 square feet of back shop and office space and will support West Star's growing capabilities, allowing the company to fully expand existing aircraft maintenance programs. This planned growth will employ an additional 28 technicians to support the expansion, in addition to its existing hiring efforts.
"We are pleased to expand our East Alton facility. With this hangar, we occupy over 380,000 square feet of hangar and shop space at St. Louis Regional Airport," says Scott Sweeney, general manager, West Star Aviation. "Having a new hangar provides us the necessary capacity to continue offering world-class service to our customers and ensure we meet scheduled deadlines."
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; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, 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; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; and Scottsdale Airport in Scottsdale, AZ . 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.