West Star Aviation Name Back Again
West Star Aviation is the new official moniker for Premier/West Star and all its affiliated locations, bringing back a name that had been used for more than a decade starting in the 1980s. The circuitous route the company has taken since then provides insight into the reasons the name is back: Premier Air Center in East Alton, Ill., bought West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., in 2004. The company then acquired Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul operation at Dallas Love Field last November. To unify the company under a single banner, the West Star Aviation name made its return. West Star traces its roots to 1952, when Monarch Aviation was founded at Walker Field in Grand Junction. In May 1987 the Buescher family acquired Monarch Aviation and changed the name to West Star Aviation.