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West Star Aviation buys Dallas Aeronautical Services

EAST ALTON — West Star Aviation has acquired Dallas Aeronautical Services, a composite, structures and assembly repair shop located in Cedar Hill, Texas.

weststaraviationlogoFounded in 2004 as an engineering and design company to help repair stations find new ways to repair composite components, Dallas Aeronautical Services provides service and support for corporate and commercial aircraft operations, MROs (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) worldwide.

DAS specializes in the overhaul, repair and testing of thrust reversers, control surfaces, radomes, engine cowls, engine inlets, pylon and floor panels and all composite components. DAS supports Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, Embraer, Piaggio, and Textron components as well as narrow body Airbus, Boeing commercial and VIP aircraft.

“Our partnership with DAS will help us cultivate our capabilities in composite repair services for our customers and help us continue as a true one-stop shop for maintenance needs,” said Rodger Renaud, president and chief operating officer of West Star Aviation.

“DAS is going to continue to operate under our current brand while supplying composite repair capabilities to West Star customers. We are looking forward to this partnership and growing alongside them,” said Don Snodgrass, president of DAS.

West Star Aviation 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 at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton, West Star has operations in Grand Junction, Denver and Aspen, Colo., Chattanooga, Tenn., Chicago and Houston.

 – From the Illinois Business Journal

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