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West Star Aviation supports Guns ‘N Hoses event with BackStoppers donation

West Star is proud to support and donate to The BackStoppers for the local Guns ‘N Hoses annual event. This year, the organization sold apparel at the ALN hangar to raise additional awareness and donations.

Each year for the past three, West Star has contributed to the support of the event and organization involved. This year they were able to present a $5,000 donation to The BackStoppers.

Founded in 1959, BackStoppers provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly funded paramedics and EMTs who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois.

BackStoppers also provides assistance to first responders who suffer a catastrophic injury performing their duty.

“We are proud to be able to continue to support such an amazing organization, while also involving the participation of our team members,” said West Star Midwest Region HR Manager Amber Kasting.

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, Minn.

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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