West Star Aviation teams with Aviation Partners and Safe Flight Instrument Corporation on Hawker Performance Package

Grand Junction, CO, May 18, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce a new agreement has been reached between our companies to provide economized pricing on our Hawker Auto Throttle and Aviation Partners Winglet STCs when installed as a package.

West Star Aviation has extensive experience in the installation and modification of these systems and assisted in the original implementation and engineering of these products. Hawker operators continue to gain significant performance benefits when the West Star Aviation/Safe Flight Instrument Auto Throttle System and Aviation Partners Winglets are combined.

The Auto Throttle system offers precise and smooth speed control through the entire flight envelope, during ATC-speed requests, and in virtually all maneuvers of the aircraft by providing continuous and precise engine thrust control, VNAV speed targets as well as AoA referenced speed protection. The system offers takeoff to touchdown automated thrust and speed control through a thrust lever control servo for optimized performance, reduced crew workload, and increased passenger comfort.

Aviation Partners Winglets feature a modern design, composite graphite skin, full depth bonded honeycomb core, and a polished aluminum leading edge. This Performance Enhancement System is less than 120 lbs. for both Hawker 800 and 800XP. API Winglets are installed on over 9,000 aircraft including commercial, corporate and military.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our Hawker Auto Throttle System and API Winglets to West Star’s Hawker customers as a package with reduced pricing. Our experience and expertise with these modifications will make for a convenient one-stop environment for installation and modifications.” said Kendall Kreiling, Hawker Program Manager, Grand Junction (GJT). “With the addition of the proven Auto Throttle system, when combined with the Aviation Partners Winglets, the 800XP will deliver near 900XP performance numbers for a fraction of the price. These modifications allow the Hawker to be much more efficient across the entire flight profile while increasing crew situational awareness and overall safety.” Kreiling continues.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for three consecutive years, 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 facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL and Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. 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.