Dave Girard Receives FAA Master Mechanic Award

West Star Aviation’s Dave Girard has received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years as a mechanic.
The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award is an honor presented by the FAA and recognizes the lifetime
accomplishments of senior aviation mechanics.

“I am humbled to have received this award from the FAA. I started in this business as a teenager and now I
work with an excellent group of experienced aviation professionals providing knowledge and building
dynamic relationships for a world-class MRO,” said Dave Girard, technical sales manager, West Star Aviation.

Girard began his career at Boeing. Following service with the U.S. Air Force in the mid-sixties, in 1972 he joined Cessna worked worked with the Conquest delivery group.

He moved to West Star Aviation in 1981, known at the time as Monarch Aviation. In 2001 he joined West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, CO and has since risen to become technical sales manager for Textron/Embraer.