New leadership for West Star Aviation’s expanded Chattanooga site


West Star Aviation’s facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee (CHA), has a new general manager – Steve Goede, who previously played a key role in developing the company’s landing gear overhaul and accessory programs at East Alton, Illinois, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Chattanooga.

In his new position Goede will provide leadership for all aspects of the site, including operations, planning and project management, quality control and building maintenance.

Tom Hilboldt, the previous manager of the site, will now be director of maintenance at the location – providing more technical oversight and support to ongoing expansion initiatives.

“These promotions and refinements in responsibilities will further strengthen our technical and operational capabilities at CHA,” said Jeff Curry, vice president of operations efficiency at West Star Aviation.

“With the addition of Steve and the recently completed facility expansion, Chattanooga is now online as a full-service, one-stop MRO location.”

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