West Star Aviation retains top ranking in magazine survey

Jim Rankin

An aviation company with operations in Grand Junction remains the top-ranked maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the latest results of an annual magazine survey.

West Star Aviation ranked first among most-preferred MROs in the 2020 survey conducted by Professional Pilot magazine. The company has ranked first since the magazine added the category to the survey in 2014.

“Having the industry recognize West Star as the No. 1 MRO for the seventh year in a row inspires us to work even harder for our customers,” said Jim Rankin, chief executive officer. “This is a phenomenal acknowledgment for our entire team and fuels our commitment to industry leading quality and service.”

The rankings are based on a survey of magazine subscribers, including pilots, aviation managers and executives in charge of flight departments.

West Star Aviation offers a range of services that include the maintenance and repair of airframes, engines and avionics as well as painting and interior refurbishments.

At the Grand Junction Regional Airport, West Star Aviation operates a total of more than 280,000 square feet of hangars, shops and office space. The company also serves as what’s called a fixed-base operator in providing such services and facilities as fueling, parking and hangars.

In addition to Grand Junction, West Star also operates facilities in Aspen and Denver as well as in Arizona, Illinois, Minneapolis, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. For additional information, visit the website located at www.weststaraviation.com.