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AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL ON NEW KING AIR ARM LEDGE/TABLE SYSTEM
08 Sep 11 Beechcraft, Installation, King Air, News Comments Off on AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL ON NEW KING AIR ARM LEDGE/TABLE SYSTEM

AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL ON NEW KING AIR ARM LEDGE/TABLE SYSTEM

Clinton, MO – September 1, 2011 – Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced STC approval on their Armledge/Table System for the King Air series aircraft. The kit is available for Beechcraft C90, E90, F90 and 200.

The new upgrade is designed to combine style with functionality and update the aircraft to the same look and feel as the newer models of King Airs. The new sidewall with integrated outboard armrest modernizes the look of the cabin and allows more usable room on the seat surface. The table features new built-in cup holders, which replace the old style “flip out” holders.

“These upgrade kits will not only modernize the look of the cabin but add value as well,” said AvFab’s GR Lowe. “Once the upgrade is complete, it will have the look of a much newer aircraft.”

The kit includes two tables, sidewall, armledge, brackets, hardware, complete installation instructions, and STC.  Other products are available through Aviation Fabricators to further enhance the cabin, such as lateral tracking seat bases and integrated headrests.

AvFab provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, and is also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating, parts and components.  AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers.  Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components.  Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need.  For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit their websites at www.kingairupdates.com and  www.avfab.com or call 660-885-8317.

Arm Ledge and Table STC

West Star Aviation Receives STC for Falcon 50B to Include Engine Indication Systems (EIS)
18 Aug 11 Avionics, Falcon, News Comments Off on West Star Aviation Receives STC for Falcon 50B to Include Engine Indication Systems (EIS)

West Star Aviation Receives STC for Falcon 50B to Include Engine Indication Systems (EIS)

West Star Aviation recently received FAA STC for the Falcon 50B Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 to include Engine Indication Systems (EIS). In addition, the amended STC also allows installation to existing Falcon 50B operators with existing Proline 21 major retrofit installations.

The STC amendment allows for EIS installation during a new major retrofit installation including large format configurable displays, air data computers, flight management systems, flight director, autopilot, radar, radios, attitude/heading computers, WAAS/LPV GPS, and file servers. In addition to the EIS upgrade, operators will recognize added features such as Wall to Wall ADI, additional XM weather features, and configurable displays with a growth path to SVS. The installation comes with a 5-year equipment warranty.

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.

West Star Aviation EIS STC

Wilson Air Center Opens Fourth FBO at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA)  with Benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
17 Aug 11 News Comments Off on Wilson Air Center Opens Fourth FBO at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) with Benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Wilson Air Center Opens Fourth FBO at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) with Benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Wilson Air Center has brought their award-winning FBO service to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (KCHA).  The facility officially opened August 4, 2011 and includes a newly constructed 9,000 sq. ft. executive terminal and complete, modern FBO campus featuring an office complex, hangar facilities, ramp and self-serve fuel farm.

A Grand Opening event held at the facility on August 11 brought out more than 250 Chattanooga community and business leaders from the area. The event featured a silent auction that raised nearly $11,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the 400 Chattanooga families who have undergone treatment there. In addition to the charity auction, Wilson Air Center was pleased to welcome static aircraft displays from manufacturers like Cessna, Hawker and Embraer.

The new terminal includes a massive open-floor plan lobby complete with fireplace, integrated coffee bar, a well-appointed executive conference room, and a fully equipped business center. The facility also features an upscale pilot’s lounge with two private snooze rooms, private shower for flight crews, and bicycles for pilot use.

Aesthetically, the terminal and office areas are decorated by photographs and paintings depicting Chattanooga landmarks and attractions. Created by local artists, these unique pieces give the new facilities an upscale and professional feel while retaining the warmth and hospitality for which Chattanooga and Wilson Air Center are known.  The entire facility has been constructed to LEED Standards from the U.S. Green Building Council, resulting in a more eco-friendly aviation facility.

“Wilson Air Center customers can expect the same quality and service at the new Chattanooga location that they receive at all our locations – along with all the extras that come with building a facility from the ground up.” said Dave Ivey, vice president,  Wilson Air Center.

Wilson Air Center is credited with reinventing the corporate aviation support industry by blending a heritage rich in hospitality management and a long-standing passion for aviation.  The result is a level of award-winning service that is unparalleled in the FBO industry, having been voted #1 Best Chain in the Professional Pilot PRASE Survey 4 out of the last 5 years and as #1 Best FBO for a record 9 consecutive years (2000-2008) in the Aviation International News Annual FBO Survey

With locations in Memphis TN, Charlotte NC, Houston TX, and now Chattanooga TN, Wilson Air Center’s corporate aviation support facilities are renowned for their innovative approach to customer service and satisfaction that originated from roots within the hospitality industry.   The Memphis location is the home of one of the world’s largest aircraft canopies, and is touted by the aviation industry as among the top fixed base operations in the United States for the quality of its services and the comfort and design of its facilities. For more information on Wilson Air Center – Chattanooga, please call 423-855-2299 or email cschattanooga@wilsonair.com. For more information on Wilson Air Centers’ other locations, please visit www.wilsonair.com.

CHA Press Release

AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL  FOR HAWKER BEECHCRAFT 400A 2-PLACE DIVAN
17 Aug 11 Beechcraft, Hawker, Installation, News Comments Off on AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL FOR HAWKER BEECHCRAFT 400A 2-PLACE DIVAN

AVFAB RECEIVES STC APPROVAL FOR HAWKER BEECHCRAFT 400A 2-PLACE DIVAN

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently received STC approval for their Beechcraft 400A 2-Place Divan. The STC allows for installation in all Beechjet and Hawker Beechcraft 400A series aircraft in addition to the 400 series.

The AvFab 2-Place Divan adds utility to any Beechjet/Hawker Beechcraft 400A by adding capacity and refreshing the look of the cabin. The divan is available with the option of close-out panels, and comes with integral shoulder harnesses mounted to the frame.

There is no airframe modification necessary. Installation is as simple as removing the existing seats/furnishings, and then placing the divan into the desired location by locking it into the seat tracks. AvFab offers pricing quotes on the removed seats as potential trade-ins.

AvFab also provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior parts and components, and is an FAA-PMA manufacturer of custom aircraft seating. AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers.  Central Airmotive currently has over 90,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components.  Together they represent a “one-source” solution for almost any corporate aircraft interior need.  For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit www.avfab.com or call      Jeff Lowe at 660-885-8317.

Beechjet 2-Place Divan release

WEST STAR AVIATION STREAMLINES “EXPERIENCE ON CALL” APP DOWNLOAD
11 Aug 11 News Comments Off on WEST STAR AVIATION STREAMLINES “EXPERIENCE ON CALL” APP DOWNLOAD

WEST STAR AVIATION STREAMLINES “EXPERIENCE ON CALL” APP DOWNLOAD

West Star Aviation is proud to announce that by utilizing a QR code, their iPhone app, “Experience On Call” is now even  easier. In addition to being available to download free from the Apple App store, the “Experience On Call” app can be accessed by scanning the QR code, which will be displayed on West Star Aviation literature.

“Experience On Call” is an app designed to provide direct contact to a full directory of professionals at West Star Aviation, whenever assistance is required.  After selecting an airframe, the needed service and location, the user is given the option to call or email the contact of choice immediately. In addition, the app is continuously updated with the latest information available. This ensures that users are just a few touches away from reaching the experts at West Star who will best be able to assist them.

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.

West Star Aviation App QR Code

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM
04 Aug 11 News Comments Off on WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM

West Star Aviation recently announced Don Ehler will join their team as Technical Sales Manager. Don will join the team in Chesterfield, MO at West Star Aviation’s newest maintenance facility located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS).

Don brings over 30 years of experience to his new position, including sales and corporate management. Don’s most recent position was Parts and Components/Regional Sales Manager for AVMATS and he has been a Private/Instrument Pilot and Aircraft Owner for 25 years. Don is also a member of National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, among other associations.

In his new position as Technical Sales Manager, Don will be responsible for all sales at the SUS facility. In addition, he will be responsible for maintaining relationships with current clients and developing new relationships with potential customers.  Don Ehler can be contacted directly at 636-681-5600 (office) or  314-496-7794 (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.

Don Ehler Press Release

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF BOMBARDIER PROGRAMS
29 Jul 11 Aircraft Sales, Aviation, News Comments Off on WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF BOMBARDIER PROGRAMS

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF BOMBARDIER PROGRAMS

West Star Aviation recently welcomed the newest addition to their team, George Laiten, as Director of Bombardier Programs. George will join the West Star Aviation Team in East Alton, Illinois in the support of Bombardier Challenger and Global series aircraft maintenance, avionics interior, paint service and support.

George has an extensive background as both a Maintenance Technician with KC Aviation and as Senior Manager of Customer Support and MRO at Midcoast Aviation / Jet Aviation. In addition to his work experience, George is a licensed A&P Mechanic, Private Pilot, member of the Challenger Advisory Board, and a member of the Bombardier Industry Steering Committee.

In his new position, George will be responsible for expanding the Bombardier product line and complementing the success of the West Star Grand Junction facility.  He will also focus on maintaining relationships with current customers and developing relationships with potential customers for               West Star Aviation. George Laiten can be contacted directly at 681-258-8876 (office) or 618-798-1173.

“West Star Aviation has already gained much success with the Bombardier product line,” says George Laiten, Director of Bombardier Programs, West Star Aviation. “I’m eager to use my knowledge and experience to build on that success and reputation.”

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.

George Laiten Press Release

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM
19 Jul 11 Aircraft Sales, News Comments Off on WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM

WEST STAR AVIATION WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO SALES TEAM

West Star Aviation recently welcomed the newest addition to their sales team, Scott Kaczor, as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast Territory. Scott will be based in  Tequesta, FL.

Scott brings nearly 30 years of corporate aviation sales experience to West Star Aviation. With nearly 15 years in management, Scott has held the position of Bombardier Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager for other well-known aviation companies.

In his new position, Scott will be responsible for providing sales and support for all of the West Star Aviation products and airframes in his territory. He will also focus on maintaining relationships with current customers and developing relationships with potential customers for West Star Aviation. To see all of the states included in the Southeast Territory visit www.weststaraviation.com , or contact Scott Kaczor directly at 561-744-9971 (office) or 618-520-4000 (cell).

“West Star Aviation has a strong reputation of excellence,” Scott Kaczor, Regional Sales Manager, West Star Aviation. “I’m excited to join such an experienced team of professionals.”

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.

Scott Kaczor Press Release

06 Jul 11 Maintenance, News, Services Comments Off on West Star Aviation to Provide Maintenance at Spirit of St. Louis Airport

West Star Aviation to Provide Maintenance at Spirit of St. Louis Airport

West Star Aviation recently announced they will provide maintenance services to TAC Air’s latest facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS). The facility, previously operated by Signature Flight Support (Executive Beechcraft), was recently acquired by TAC Air which will provide fuel and other ramp services at this and other TAC Air SUS facilities.

As part of the arrangement, West Star Aviation has agreed to retain existing maintenance personnel.

“Our goal is to maintain the continuity of the previous owners, Executive Beechcraft, while developing business the West Star Way.” says Samuel Haycraft, Chief Executive VP of Operations, West Star Aviation “We are confident this venture will be positive for all parties involved.”

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 located in Aspen, CO. 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 additional information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com.

West Star Aviation Provides Maintenance

West Star Aviation Installs First Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Upgrade on Falcon 2000
02 Jun 11 Avionics, Installation, News Comments Off on West Star Aviation Installs First Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Upgrade on Falcon 2000

West Star Aviation Installs First Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Upgrade on Falcon 2000

West Star Aviation recently installed the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 Upgrade on the Falcon 2000. The upgrade is now available for Pro Line 4-equipped Falcon 2000 and 2000EX aircraft.

The project was completed at the West Star Aviation East Alton, IL location. This upgrade replaces the existing Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), displays with new Liquid Crystal displays (LCD). The new 8X10 inch displays are capable of displaying charts, maps, cameras and graphical weather.  Operators may also upgrade the GPS sensors with WAAS for LP/LPV capability.

“These upgrades will enhance both the functionality and the value of the aircraft,” says Marty Rhine, Avionics Sales Manager, West Star Aviation. “We know customers will be extremely impressed when they take advantage of these upgrades.”

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 located in Aspen, CO. 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 additional information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com.

West Star Aviation Installs First Upgrade

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