Derek Richardson has been named as Bombardier project manager at West Star Aviation’s facility in East Alton, Illinois. Richardson brings to the position more than 30 years of aviation experience.
His previous stops include StandardAero and Jet Aviation. He began his career as a line service mechanic at the former TWA airlines. “West Star is pleased to add another very experienced member to the team, while also benefiting our Bombardier customers,” said Scott Koehler, West Star senior manager of project management at East Alton.
West Star is FAA certified to provide maintenance on the Challenger 300/350 and 600/650 series business jets, as well as the Global Express, 5000, and 6000. That includes airframe, engine, and APU inspections, repairs and modifications, parts and component overhaul, and avionics installations. Interior and exterior refurbishment are also available at most of West Star’s primary maintenance facilities in East Alton; Grand Junction, Colorado; and Chattanooga, Tennessee.