Avant Aerospace recently moved from Dallas to a hangar at St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS), bringing the aircraft parts supplier closer to the West Star Aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul base at East, Illinois.
Purchased by West Star Holdings in 2017, Avant Aerospace has maintained its own brand while offering West Star customers its part products and capabilities. The company provides parts, spares, equipment, and tooling, as well as procurement, inventory consignment/purchase, and AOG services.
The move to Hangar 12 at KCPS gives Avant 20,000 sq ft of space, enabling the business to consolidate its entire inventory and operate more efficiently, the company said. “Relocating and being closer to the East Alton MRO will centralize our inventory, thus reducing delivery time and shipping expense,” said Avant Aerospace director John Hardy.
The move also comes as Avant has expanded its inventory and support beyond Dassault Falcon parts to include Bombardier, Textron, Piaggio, and Gulfstream.