Brazil’s civil aviation authority, ANAC, has granted final approval for West Star Aviation’s East Alton, Illinois facility to perform maintenance and repairs on aircraft registered in the Latin American country, the MRO provider announced. The certification is in addition to DGAC certification for Mexico-registered aircraft at the West Star facility based at St. Louis Regional Airport (ALN).
Under the certification, West Star’s ALN facility can perform avionics and modification installations, scheduled inspections, repairs, and line maintenance on the aircraft. “This certification extends our world-class aircraft MRO services to Brazilian aircraft operators at our ALN facility,” said West Star regional sales manager for Latin America Santiago Carol.
ALN is one of four primary facilities for West Star, with the others located in Grand Junction, Colo.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Perryville, Miss. It also has satellite operations at Centennial Airport in Denver and Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo; Chicago Executive Airport; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston; Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport; and Scottsdale Airport in Scottsdale, Ariz.