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West Star Aviation supports local advocacy group providing veterans with honor flights

West Star Aviation actively supports Veterans by donating to the local Lincoln Honor Flight program. The proceeds support a one-day, no-charge flight to Veterans that are able and willing to fly to Washington to visit their dedicated memorials.

Each year the Lincoln Honor Flight program strives to take six flights, serving approximately 550 local veterans. This particular program serves key central and mid-southern Illinois cities.

Currently, West Star employs 302 veterans from various military branches, including four interning via the DOD’s Skill Bridge program. This accounts for 19 percent of the overall workforce at West Star.

“We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to a valuable and worthy cause while recognizing our communities’ veterans as well as our own skilled team members,” said Vice President of Human Resources Katie Johnson.

As an industry-leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey.

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

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, Ill.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Perryville, Mo., West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago; Centennial Airport in Denver; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, Texas; and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis.

The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide. West Star Aviation 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 or call 800-922-2421.

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