west star aviation acquires flite components

November 20, 2018

West Star Aviation announced the recent acquisition of Flite Components, an FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Station. Conveniently located minutes away from Dallas Love Field airport, the company supports corporate and commercial aircraft operators, MROs and OEMs worldwide.

Flite Components specializes in aerostructure and composite repair in addition to the overhaul and repair of thrust
reversers, control surfaces, engine cowls, engine inlets, pylon and floor panels, as well as radome repair and testing.

“We see great synergies between Flite and Dallas Aeronautical Services. I look forward to this partnership and
growing the entire one-stop maintenance theme throughout our companies,” said Jim Rankin, CEO of West Star
Aviation.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO for five consecutive years from 2014-2018 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint 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 Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive
Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX;
and Scottsdale Airport in Scottsdale, AZ.

The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions.