West Star Aviation Welcomes Derek Richardson as New Bombardier Project Manager

posted on 23rd November 2022 by Gemma Keen

November 22, 2022 – West Star is pleased to welcome Derek Richardson as the new Bombardier Project Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility.

With over 30 years of aviation services, Derek brings an elevated level of experience to West Star. He previously worked for Standard Aero and Jet Aviation while starting his career as Line/Service Aircraft mechanic at TWA.

“West Star is pleased to add another very experienced member to the team, while also benefiting our Bombardier customers,” said Scott Koehler, Senior Manager of Project Management (ALN).

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue my career with West Star and I’m excited to meet the experienced team members here at ALN,” said Derek Richardson, Bombardier Project Manager (ALN).

As an industry leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey.

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 complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide.  West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions.  For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.