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West Star completes acquisition of Jet East
This partnership will bring together two complementary businesses, to become stronger through added scale and expanded capabilities. There will be no changes as leaders work on integration planning.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

US-based MRO provider West Star Aviation has acquired Jet East, another provider of MRO services focusing on supporting US fractional and managed fleet operators; capabilities include an expansive AOG mobile repair technician network, line maintenance operations, heavy maintenance facilities and other complementary services.

"I'm extremely happy to welcome the Jet East employees to West Star. Both West Star and Jet East are remarkable companies with strong and unique cultures," says CEO Jim Rankin. "I'm looking forward to bringing the Jet East and West Star teams together as we build the premier business aviation maintenance provider in the industry. Our focus now is to use this combination to better serve our customers and support our employees."

"I am thrilled about this new chapter for the combined company of West Star and Jet East. With the official close, we are provided a unique opportunity to enhance our capabilities and expand our offerings to better serve the needs of the aviation industry. As we turn our attention toward the exciting task of strategic integration, we remain committed to our customers so there is no disruption to the service that we provide. I am proud of what has been accomplished and excited about the future," adds Jet East CEO Stephen Maiden.

"We were thrilled to help play a part in bringing together these two world class teams to combine complementary capabilities, geographies and customer bases. We couldn't be more excited in welcoming the entire Jet East family to West Star," add Greg Elliott and John Griffin, board members of West Star Aviation.

This partnership will bring together two of the best teams in business aviation that together will become stronger through added scale and expanded capabilities. Customers and vendors should expect no change while leaders of each organization work together on longer-term integration planning.

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