This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News
Business Air News
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
See more information from the Business Air News Handbook...

West Star Aviation
Maintenance

Avionics Services

BAN's World Gazetteer

Illinois
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Read our latest feature:   Checklist: Aircraft finance
West Star strengthens East Alton team with hire
Formally serving as avionics senior crew chief in the US Air Force and the Illinois National Guard, Jim Ellis adds over 26 years of aviation experience to the West Star team in East Alton.
Jim Ellis, avionics technical sales manager for West Star Aviation, East Alton, Illinois.

West Star Aviation, a US business aviation MRO, has expanded its East Alton team with the addition of Jim Ellis as its avionics technical sales manager at St Louis Regional Airport, Illinois. He will work directly with the avionics sales and technical teams to provide support for new and existing customers.

Ellis has over 26 years of avionics experience, formally serving as avionics senior crew chief in the US Air Force and the Illinois National Guard. With an associate degree in Electronic Technology, he also has specialised training including AET aircraft electronics technician certification, FCC licence, SD AeroIT certification, Dassault Engineering Services fly by wire software load and certified inspector.

“Jim brings a vast knowledge of avionics installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance to this position,” says Marty Rhine, vice president of sales. “He has a clear understanding of airframe and related system maintenance requirements. It is not often that we are fortunate enough to bring on someone with this much technical experience and familiarity with our services.”

Other News
 
Elliott completes primary phase of autoland on TBM 940s
August 19, 2022
Elliott Aviation has retrofitted 29 TBM 940s with HomeSafe emergency autoland systems. The aircraft had been delivered in the US market during 2019/2020 prior to airworthiness certification of this functionality.
General managers change places at West Star facilities
June 23, 2022
A reshuffle of general manager positions is taking place across two West Star facilities. Both staff will continue to lead on site operations, planning and project management, quality control and building maintenance.
Familiar faces elected to NATA board
June 23, 2022
GrandView Aviation president Jessie Naor, Schubach Aviation owner and CEO Kimberly Herrell and West Star Aviation vice president of strategic development Chad Farischon have joined the NATA board of directors.