West Star Aviation rebrands MSP Aero as sixth satellite location



West Star Aviation has announced that MSP Aero will be rebranded as a West Star Aviation satellite location, effective immediately. West Star Aviation acquired MSP Aero LLC in November of 2017 and has, until now, operated as a stand-alone facility that retained their independent brand.

MSP Aero is an established, well-respected FAA Part 145 Certified repair Station that has been providing avionics, interior, minor paint and aircraft window repair services at Minneapolis and surrounding areas since 2009.

The Minneapolis location will join the existing five West Star Satellite location network that provides highly-trained and experienced technicians that aid in troubleshooting problems and provide solutions that are best suited to get you back in the air as quickly as possible. They can even assist in obtaining ferry permits for relocating your aircraft to one of West Star Aviation’s full service locations, if necessary.

“West Star Aviation’s Satellite network locations are also bases for our expanded AOG Mobile Repair Team (AOG/MRT) services that provide The West Star Experience to our customers wherever they are located,” stated John Mansfield, Manager of Satellite Operations and Mobile Repair.

“Additionally, we can coordinate any repair or service that is not capable to be performed in the field, from one of our four full service facilities,” Mansfield continued.

“We continue to refine and strengthen our geographic MRO network to support customers’ operational needs, while bringing added value and capabilities throughout the Twin Cities, as well as the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and both North and South Dakota areas,” said Rodger Renaud, President & COO, West Star Aviation.

West Star Aviation specialises in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

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. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organisation’s divisions.