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West Star Aviation appoints director of quality assurance

West Star Aviation has announced the appointment of Gary A. Schandl as director of quality assurance for all West Star facilities. He will be working out of the East Alton operations at St. Louis Regional Airport.

He has more than 45 years of aviation experience with the majority being in quality, while previously holding positions at Midcoast/Jet Aviation. He holds his A&P license, IA (Inspector Authorizations) license and has served 25 years as an FAA Designee DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative). He also supports the aviation community by serving on several advisory boards.

“Gary’s vast experience and expertise adds to West Star’s ongoing commitment to quality products and services,” stated Rodger Renaud, president and COO.

West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, surplus avionics sales, accessory services and parts.

PHOTO: A hangar at St. Louis Regional Airport.

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