New director of quality assurance at West Star Aviation


Gary A Schandl has been appointed as director of quality assurance for all West Star facilities. Schandl comes to West Star with the benefit of more than 45 years in the aviation industry – the majority of it in the field of quality. He has held positions at Midcoast/Jet Aviation, serves on several advisory boards and holds A&P and Inspector Authorizations (IA) licenses. He has served as an FAA Designee Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for 25 years.

“Gary’s vast experience and expertise adds to West Star’s ongoing commitment to quality products and services,” said Rodger Renaud, president and COO at the company.

“I appreciate the opportunity to bring my experience and passion for aviation quality to West Star, and look forward to working with the entire team,” said Schandl.

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

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