West Star Aviation awarded multiple AMT Excellence Awards by The FAA


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16 February 2021 – West Star Aviation has been awarded two AMT Gold Awards of Excellence for their East Alton, IL (ALN) and Grand Junction, CO (GJT) facilities along with two Diamond Award of Excellence at the Denver, CO (APA) and Perryville, MO (PCD) locations; first time awards for each facility except PCD, which was awarded for the second consecutive year.

Through the AMT Awards Program, the FAA recognises eligible technicians and employers by issuing awards to those who promote and foster recurrent training. AMTs and employers are encouraged to participate aggressively in available initial and recurrent maintenance training/courses.  The FAA also recognizes employers who take a proactive role in training their technical workforce, and offers awards based on training received and completed within one calendar year.

“This is a major achievement for all the teams involved; they have worked diligently throughout the last year to complete and receive this recognition awarded by the FAA and they are a proud representation of West Star,” said Jim Ranken, CEO.

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN and Scottsdale Airport in Scottsdale, AZ. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.