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West Star Aviation promotes Hazelwonder to Citation Project Manager (ALN)

Katie Hazelwonder

West Star Aviation has announced the promotion of Katie Hazelwonder to Citation Project Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility.

Katie has been with West Star since 2017 in Accounts Payable and then as Billing Coordinator starting in 2019. Katie obtained her master’s degree in social work from St. Louis University.

“Katie is a tremendous team player, and her organizational skills will benefit the program along with our valued customers,” said Scott Koehler, senior manager of Project Management.

“I appreciate the opportunity to expand my skills while still staying within the West Star organization and working along my team members to deliver the best quality aircraft for our customers,” said Hazelwonder.

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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