The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce named West Star Aviation Business of the Year at a January 27 awards banquet held at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The award recognizes West Star for its contributions to the local community. With more than 300 employees, West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction (GJT) facility ranks among the largest private employers in the Grand Valley.
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Premier Air Center, a maintenance specialist and full-service FBO at St. Louis Regional Airport, East Alton, Ill., has acquired West Star Aviation of Grand Junction, Colo. (GJT). The deal also includes West Star Avionics of Hiawatha, Iowa. The West Star FBO at GJT is a keystone in the ski-country marketplace.
Airports within six critical areas in the mountain passes of Colorado now have automated weather observing systems (AWOS) in operation since installations started last year under a program paid for by the state legislature and the Colorado Aeronautics Board. Six more installations are to be in operation by next summer.