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Sharp named as new West Star Aviation (ALN) Citation program manager

Raymond Sharp

West Star Aviation recently announced Raymond Sharp as the new program manager for Citation at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility. Sharp’s responsibilities will include upholding regulatory, safety and quality standards.

Sharp has over 25 years of aviation experience, previously with Standard Aero. Twenty-three of those years were in customer service, making him well equipped to ensure top-tier customer experience. He previously held positions as a senior tech, crew lead and director of operations.

“Raymond’s aviation expertise included 12 years of coordinating off-site services in a managerial aspect, making him a key contributor to this team thus playing a pivotal role in overseeing our projects for our valued customers,” said Brian Bauwens, general manager (ALN).

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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