New Embraer team lead at West Star Chattanooga


Michael Smith is the new Embraer team lead at West Star Aviation’s full-service site in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Smith has vast experience in the aviation industry as well as Embraer-specific experience, having previously held positions at Boeing and Embraer respectively. Smith holds an A&P license along with his IA from the FAA. He was also just awarded AMT’s prestigious 40 under 40 Maintenance Professional Award for 2020.

With his new role at West Star, Smith will be responsible for line maintenance, inspections and the logistics for non-routine maintenance services of paint, interior and avionics.

“Michael’s in-depth knowledge of all the Embraer models will bring added value to the West Star team while continuing to exceed our customers’ expectations with our expert services,” said Michael Forehand, Embraer programme manager at the Chattanooga facility.

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