DOWNTOWN HANGAR West Star Aviation announces its expansion to St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS). The location will be fully operational and open to current and future customers by mid- February of 2018. The 43,000-square-foot hangar will operate as an extension to West Star’s current full-service facility in East Alton, IL (ALN). The capabilities include maintenance on various business aviation aircraft including Gulfstream, Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker, Citation, Challenger, King Air and more. The location will be fully equipped with expert staff to accommodate current and future customers with all their maintenance, inspection, repair and overhaul needs. “We are excited for this extension

of ALN. We are growing at a rapid rate, and this hangar was the perfect solution to ensure we are offering the quickest turn-times and world- class service to our customers,” says Rodger Renaud, president and chief operating officer, West Star Aviation. “This hangar will also provide centralized maintenance to all customers across the United States.” West Star Aviation specializes

in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts. In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe- North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX. The company also provides complete FBO services

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for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.

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INFORM GmbH, Aviation Division, a leading global provider of Advanced Optimization Solutions for the aviation industry, closed 2017 with results exceeding its expectations. Demand was significantly up for its leading-edge solutions for airlines, airports and ground handling companies. Today, INFORM’s optimization software is used by more than 50% of the top 20 airlines in the world as ranked by OAG Aviation Worldwide, Ltd in 2017 and has a strong market presence in over 30 countries with continuous growth. Uschi Schulte-Sasse, senior vice

president, Aviation Division states, “We are continuously working together with our customers to convert their future expectations and expertise into innovative solutions. Our market oriented innovations continue to drive our growth.” The combination of aviation domain knowledge and technical excellence has always been a hallmark of INFORM’s value proposition. The company’s highly qualified professionals lend their expertise in advanced aviation tools, working in close collaboration with their customers as true business partners. The customers, confident in this partnership, share their operational and strategic goals, and together the optimum solutions are developed. It’s a true win-win as these solutions bring added value to the industry, the market and all parties involved. “INFORM is on a growth path to fulfill our ongoing mission of long-

term sustainable partnerships with our customers,” adds Schulte-Sasse.


OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA Air medical transport company Med- Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California. “Care Flight is thrilled to partner with Med-Trans to provide rotor- wing critical care transportation across the region,” says Dean Dow, president and chief executive officer, REMSA - Care Flight. “Med-Trans’ safety record and its commitment to patient-care excellence made it an ideal partner for Care Flight.” In February, Med-Trans began

providing flight services, including rotor wing pilots and maintenance crewmembers, to Care Flight’s four helicopter bases in Fallon and Gardnerville, Nev. and Truckee and Beckwourth, Calif. Care Flight’s rotor wing service area covers more than 50,000 square miles of northeastern California and west central Nevada. “Med-Trans is very pleased

to partner with REMSA’s Care Flight operations in Nevada and California,” says Med-Trans president Rob Hamilton. “It has been a pleasure working out the details and embarking on this new Care Flight partnership, which will benefit the more than 1,500 patients that Care Flight cares for every year.” Med-Trans now operates four

Airbus AStar helicopters for Care Flight with a range of approximately 300 statute miles and a maximum speed of nearly 150 mph. The Care Flight / Med-Trans partnership can respond to most areas of the region in less than an hour. Now in its 36th year in business, Med-Trans has grown into a leading

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