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West Star Aviation announces James Davis as new Gulfstream program manager (ALN)

James Davis

West Star Aviation recently announced the promotion of James Davis to Gulfstream Program Manager at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility.

Davis started his aviation career back in 1996 and has held a variety of positions within the industry, coming to West Star in 2014 he has held both Team Lead and Supervisory positions. He will be leading his team of employees, while managing overall customer satisfaction and have P&L responsibility for the program.

“James has proven to be a true asset to the company, our valued customers and team members. We look forward to seeing his continued growth, while also sharing his expertise,” said Brian Bauwens, general manager (ALN).

“I am looking forward to assisting with making positive changes and continuing to grow the Gulfstream team here at ALN. I enjoy passing along what I’ve learned over the last 25 years working on Gulfstreams and watching other team members grow their careers, thus improving themselves and the department,” said Davis.

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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