WEST STAR AVIATION Announces Venezuelan Approval


Columbia, SC – November 17, 2015—West Star Aviation (WSA) has been authorized by the Venezuelan government to maintain and repair Venezuelan-registered aircraft at their Columbia, SC (CAE) location.

“In order for a foreign operator to bring an aircraft for service to a repair station in the U.S., the facility would have to be approved by the country under which the aircraft is registered. Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela are enforcing this requirement”, says Santiago G. Carol, Regional Sales Manager with West Star Aviation in Mexico and Latin America.

Customers with King Airs, C441, Citation (all series); Learjets (all 30/40/55/60 series); Gulfstream 100 – 150 – 200; Challenger 300 – 601 – 604; Hawker 800/XP; Falcon 10/20; Beechjet 400; and IAI Westwind 1124 series in that market will now have a closer West Star option for their aircraft’s maintenance and avionics service needs.

“Our Venezuelan customers can now access West Star service in this location convenient to the South Florida port of entry”, says Carol.

To learn more or to schedule service, contact Santiago G. Carol at 970-261-0492 or scarol@wsa.aero. You may also contact Donnie Shealy at 803-319-5909 or dshealy@wsa.aero.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in Professional Pilot magazine’s annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for two consecutive years, West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in maintenance, avionics installation and repair as well as complete paint and interior services for most airframes flying today. Additional capabilities include a full component and accessory overhaul and repair shop, parts support and window repair services.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Columbia, SC. West Star Aviation has satellite operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO, Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL and Centennial Airport in Denver, 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 more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.