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West Star Aviation promotes Gibbs to Director, Falcon Business Development

Ryan Gibbs

West Star Aviation recently announced the promotion of Ryan Gibbs to Director of Falcon Business Development at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location.

Gibbs has more than 21 years of aviation experience and has been with West Star since 2004 in a variety of sales and management positions. He will be responsible for the involvement in all OEM events, having direct contact with OEM management at ALN.

“Ryan has been a valuable asset and continues to excel, gaining valuable knowledge and experience that benefits both our customers and team members,” said Marty Rhine, VP of Sales (ALN).

“I am sincerely enthusiastic about assuming the role of Director of Falcon Business Development at West Star Aviation. The company’s commitment to quality and integrity deeply resonates with me. Leveraging my experience and dedication, I am confident in my ability to explore new growth opportunities, forge partnerships, and exceed client expectations, contributing to the company’s strategic initiatives,” said Gibbs.

As an industry leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for the ninth time from 2014-2021 and 2023 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 worldwide. 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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