This article originally ran in The Illinois Business Journal on July 7, 2023.
West Star Aviation officially broke ground on July 6, 2023, on a major expansion project at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) MRO facility.
Once complete, the expansion will add 75,700 square feet of space bringing the total facility to just over 500,000 square feet of hangar, back shop, modification, and paint space. The expansion will include 40,000 square feet of new hangar capacity, 22,300 square feet of additional back shop space, and 13,400 square feet of additional storage space.
West Star is working with Contegra Construction and the St. Louis Regional Airport. Site preparation will start this summer, with completion expected in early Spring 2024.Read More