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West Star Aviation announces promotion of Charles Brooks to 2nd Shift Manager (ALN)



Charles BrooksWest Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Brooks to 2nd Shift Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility.

Charles started in aviation in 2005 and has held positions at Hawker Beechcraft. and Dassault Falcon Jet prior to taking a position with West Star Aviation in 2016. While at West Star Aviation, Charles has held both Technician and Lead positions.

In this new role, Charles will be responsible for partnering with day-shift Program Managers to identify, plan and supervise second-shift turnover across varying disciplines (maintenance, modifications and support). Primarily focusing on safety of employees and aircraft along with quality workmanship to include compliance with customer specifications, company procedures and FAA regulations.

“Charles has shown great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset to the team, as well as providing the best experience and expertise to our valued customers,” Brain Bauwens, General Manager (ALN).

“I am looking forward to my new role as West Star’s 2nd shift manager, working with my coworkers to build an even greater 2nd shift than it already is,” said Brooks, 2nd Shift Manager (ALN).

As an industry leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for the ninth time from 2014-2021 and 2023 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey. 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 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, as well as AOG/MRT services worldwide. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions.