West Star Aviation has completed construction of a new 60,000 sq. ft. hangar at its East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location. The hangar is now operational and accepting customers for service.
The hangar features 40,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 20,000 sq ft. of back shop and office space which will support the company’s growth and allow the company to expand upon existing aircraft maintenance programs. This additional growth will initially employ 28 technicians to support the expansion, in addition to their existing hiring efforts.
“We are excited to expand our East Alton facility. With the new hangar completion, we occupy over 380,000 sq. ft. of space at the St. Louis Regional Airport,” said Scott Sweeney, general manager, West Star Aviation. “Having a new hangar provides us the added capacity to continue offering world-class service to our customers and ensure we meet requested deadlines,” Sweeney continued.