More hangar space at West Star Chattanooga


West Star Aviation’s facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has acquired extra hangar space, enabling the expansion of its Embraer programme. The investment will also allow it to accommodate more customers with maintenance and scheduling needs.

The Chattanooga location is a one-stop-shop for Embraer maintenance, as well as being an OEM-authorised Phenom 100 and 300 landing gear overhaul facility. With combined experience of more than 102 years, the Embraer team has the expertise to complete scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, landing gear overhaul, interior and paint refurbishments or complete customisation, as requested.

“With the additional 12,500ft² (1,161m²) of hangar space, our expert staff now has the ability to offer additional maintenance and service needs to even more customers, reducing turn times and getting our customers back in the air sooner,” said Michael Forehand, Embraer programme manager for West Star in Chattanooga.

West Star Aviation specialises in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.

As well as the Chattanooga site, West Star’s other primary facilities are in East Alton, Illinois; Grand Junction, Colorado; and Perryville, Missouri. It also maintains satellite facilities in Aspen and Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In addition, the company provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.

Debi Cunningham, vice president of marketing at West Star Aviation, is one of four expert speakers confirmed for Business Jet Interiors International’s upcoming webinar, Hygiene Innovation For Business Jet Cabins. The other three business jet interiors specialists on the panel are Jay Beever, vice president of Embraer Design Operations; Daron Dryer, CEO of Comlux Completion; and Judy Miller, aircraft interior designer at Judy Miller Design.

The panel will address topics including customer needs and requirements across the charter, fractional, corporate, private and VIP segments; key avenues for research and development, from air quality to materials and cleaning solutions; and possible long-term implications for aircraft interior design.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 7:00 CET/16:00 GMT/11:00 EST/10:00 CST/8:00 PST; co-presented by Izzy Kington, editor of Business Jet Interiors International, and Matthew Nicholls, sales director at Tapis and a materials scientist.

Please click here to reserve your space.

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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