East Alton, Illinois, December 9, 2015—West Star has reconfigured a Falcon 2000 to a unique 13-passenger configuration. The Falcon 2000 is normally configured for 8 or 10 passengers.
The reconfiguration required fabricating a new, reduced size RH galley and LH Aux galley/entertainment center, shifting the forward cabin bulkhead/door forward, and extending all the side ledges and window panels. The aft cabin bulkhead was also modified to off-set the new door location resulting from the new conference group.
Additionally, structural modifications were required below and above the cabin floor to accommodate the new loading.
Engineering support was provided by West Star’s in-house engineering group and on-staff DER. Final certification for the reconfiguration was completed via an FAA Form 337.
The final touch was all new veneers, soft goods, countertops, plating, and switch panels for the new seating configuration.
“This is the first time we have completed a Falcon 2000 in this increased capacity configuration stated James McCann, Interior Manager. The OEM may have delivered one in the 13-passenger capacity but it is a unique configuration”.
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.