West Star Aviation completes safety update

Rodger Renaud

West Star Aviation has completed a safety update for its operations in Grand Junction that includes a fully integrated fall protection system.

“We will continue to invest in overall safety for our customers and employees while making West Star’s safety a top priority,” said Rodger Renaud, president and chief operating officer.

West Star Aviation plans 90 percent completion of the safety initiative this year at its four full-service locations with 100 percent completed by the end of 2020.

In addition to the safety initiatives implemented companywide, West Star facilities in Grand Junction, Aspen and Denver have been awarded a cost containment certificate for the fifth consecutive year based on safety records at those facilities.

“We are proud to be awarded this certificate another year,” said Kraig Meyer, director of environment, health and safety at West Star Aviation. “We continue to work diligently to improve our safety standards at every opportunity.”

West Star Aviation provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services at facilities at the Grand Junction Regional Airport and Aspen-Pitkin County and Centennial airports in Colorado as well as at airports in Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

The company has been selected for six consecutive years as the top MRO services provider in a survey conducted for the Professional Pilot trade publication.