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West Star appoints Richardson as Bombardier Project Manager

November 23, 2022  By Wings Staff

Derek Richardson, Bombardier Project Manager, West Star Aviation East Alton. (Photo: West Star Aviation)

Derek Richardson becomes the new Bombardier Project Manager at West Star Aviation’s East Alton, IL, facility.

With more than 30 years of experience in aviation services, Richardson previously worked for Standard Aero and Jet Aviation while starting his career as Line/Service Aircraft mechanic at TWA.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue my career with West Star and I’m excited to meet the experienced team members here at [West Star’s East Alton facility],” said Richardson.

West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services 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 Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.

The company also provides FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide.


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