West Star Aviation’s Chattanooga, TN Facility Hosts Open House for Expansion

West Star Aviation is proud to announce the opening of the Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility expansion. An Open House was celebrated on July 19th by local community leaders and West Star staff.   This is the first of the major company expansion projects, with additional expansions at their East Alton, IL (ALN) and Grand Junction, CO (GJT) to follow.

The expansion, which took about a year to complete, offers an additional 57,000 sq. ft. of hangar, shop and support space bringing the total square footage of the facility to 262,816.  There are now 5 hangars from which West Star Aviation operates.   The expansion includes a dedicated Gulfstream hangar, additional finish and upholstery modification support and customer design center. 

“This Chattanooga, TN (CHA) expansion will ensure that West Star Aviation will be well-positioned to meet our growing customers’ needs.   The new hangar and additional space shows our continued commitment to implementing sustainable growth that benefits our customers, employees, and the surrounding communities,” said Jim Rankin, CEO, West Star Aviation.

“This expansion will benefit our valued customers and team members while also offering additional jobs in the community,” said Steve Goede, General Manager (CHA). “West Star is determined to elevate each customer’s experience with increased efficiency performed by our team of experts,” Goede continued.

As an industry leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for the ninth time from 2014-2021 and 2023 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 worldwide.  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 or call 800-922-2421.