October 21, 2021– West Star and CCX Technologies have inked a dealership agreement. This new agreement grows CCX’s U.S.-based onboard cyber security solutions dealer network; West Star Aviation will be selling, installing and maintaining the portfolio of onboard products that provide actionable security capabilities and flight data.
“It is gratifying to see the aviation industry recognizing the critical need for onboard cyber security solutions and actionable data,” said Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies. “Having West Star join our growing team of authorized cyber security dealers gives customers greater access to our products and services. We are eager to work with their team to develop and deliver tailored onboard cyber security solutions.”
What sets CCX Technologies onboard offerings apart from other solutions is that since they are installed on the aircraft, operators gain the ability to monitor their inflight networks with data sourced directly from the aircraft. The AP-250 empowers operators to improve their cyber security posture through actionable data showing what’s actually happening on their aircraft. CCX Technologies also offers enhanced solutions through proprietary and customized features or integrations.
“All this recent attention on security breaches has encouraged operators to want onboard cyber security,” said Aaron Berg, Avionics Technical Sales Manager (GJT). “It’s a rising concern and an emerging trend we see escalating. At West Star Aviation, we work hard to lead the market. Adding the CCX Technologies cyber security product portfolio allows us to deliver the best technological innovations to our clients. As we’ve learned, the AP-250 and dataPHY products are the type of innovation aviation needs—particularly with more and more aircraft becoming connected. We’re looking forward to helping our clients with CCX Technologies’ Cybersecurity and actionable data solutions.”
The AP-250 is designed with the latest technology and features two dual-band Wi-Fi radios with encryption and a ½ km range, plus a 1 TB Solid-state drive with all data encrypted at rest. Equipped with Advanced LTE and a custom antenna, the AP-250 enables higher throughput, lower power consumption, and better coverage so more users can connect. The dataPHY is a compact device that receives onboard avionics databus data such as ARINC 429 for advanced monitoring for anomalies and other flight-critical data events.
West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey. The survey first included the ‘Most Preferred MRO’ category in 2014 and West Star has won the #1 slot each year since its inception. West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.
In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.