West Star Aviation is the title sponsor of this year's air show in Grand Junction, CO (GJT). The first air show dates back to 1912, and West Star has been a sponsor for over 20 years. The event featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and an opening day flag-jump ceremony from the U.S. Army Golden Knights, along with many other military and private flying acts.
Avant Aerospace announces the promotion of John Hardy to director. In this new position, Hardy reports to Avant’s senior VP of Parts and Components, Pete McKernan, and is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Inventory Sourcing. He is based at the East Alton, IL (ALN), facility while overseeing all Avant locations.
Cutter Aviation announces the promotion of Gina Iacolino to the role of chief inspector for Cutter Aviation’s maintenance facility in Denver, CO. In her new role, Iacolino is responsible for administering the inspection, quality assurance and quality control programs for all maintenance and avionics functions at the Denver Centennial Airport (KAPA) MRO.
Mike Ward joins DAS/Flite as vice president of Sales, Parts and Component Repair. Eli DaSilva will assume a director of business development role and report to Ward, along with the sales team.
Pentastar Aviation announces it has been recognized for its corporate culture by being named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan for 2019.
West Star Aviation completes its latest safety update at the Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facility with a fully integrated fall-protection system. As the company-wide initiative continues, all four of the full-service locations will be at 90% completion by the end of 2019 and 100% complete by the close of 2020.
Baker Aviation, the master distributor of HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Kits, now offers an ELT-sized vessel for safe and convenient stowage of a lithium-ion battery-powered device with other emergency life-raft equipment.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) (www.dasvcs.com) announces the launch of an industry-leading inlet acoustic and structural inlet overhaul lifetime-warranty program for Challenger 300-350 aircraft owners and operators.
Millennium International Avionics announces that Todd Slater has been named as the new business development director. In this position Slater will be responsible for developing sales and service channels for the commercial air transport and corporate aviation divisions, along with third-party support.
West Star Aviation is holding two hiring open houses at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), location on August 2 and 16. A variety of desired positions are being offered, from A&P technicians, avionics technicians, aircraft painters, quality inspectors and more. These opportunities offer competitive pay, benefits, training enhancements and possible paid relocation, all while working hands-on with the latest airframes in business aviation.