Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

News

There is always something going on here at AVSTAR Aircraft of Washington, Inc!   

Top Stories

  • COVID-19 Update
    First, we want to assure you that your aircraft and your business are as important to us as your aircraft is to you; hence why you chose AVSTAR as your maintenance provider. 

    We chose to take seriously the stay-at-home order that went into effect Wednesday March 26, 2020 and suspended activity.  Starting April 9th, 2020 the shop is open and we are back on the job.  We sincerely thank everyone for their patience during this time.  We have implemented new social distancing rules in the shop, please don't be offended if we don't offer to shake your hand, we are always pleased to see you.
  • ABS Service clinic to be held at AVSTAR Aircraft
    Regrettably, the August 2020 American Bonanza Society service clinic to be held at AVSTAR has been cancelled due to concerns over increased COVID-19 cases in the local area. 
    We are excited to be hosting the American Bonanza Society service clinic August 26 - August 29, 2021.  For more information and to register for the clinic, please see the American Bonanza Society's website.
  • 2020 Calendar and Family Album
    We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Calendar is out!  They are being mailed this week (December 5, 2019).  Thank you to our customers that provided photos to make this possible. 
  • ABS Maintenance Academy held at AVSTAR Aircraft in September/October 2016.
    We were honored when the The American Bonanza Society asked us to host the September/October 2016 Maintenance Academy.  A fun and informative time was had by all.  For the pre-requisites, application and other information about the Academy, please visit The American Bonanza Society website.
  • We are pleased to announce that we are an ElectroAir Authorized Installation Center!
    Mike just returned from a class hosted by ElectroAir covering installation of their Electronic Ignition System which is certified for a multitude of general aviation aircraft.  This class finished the requirements to be an Authorized Service Center for ElectroAir. 
    UPDATE!  We have posted project archives of three installations that Mike has done already.  Check out the installations in a Cessna 182, Beech V35B, and Beech Baron 95-55.
  • Pierce County Is Running Amok!
    What started off as a discussion of authority to install a 24-hour security area at Pierce County Airport/Thun field has turned into more.  Oh, so much more. 
    We hope you will read our article about this issue and will let the county know your opinion on the matter.  Updates from December 30, 2014 to February 16, 2015Latest updates published March 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM.
  • Trivia Game Time!
    We run across interesting and unusual items, some we can identify and some we can't.  Mike came up with the idea of a trivia game to see if others can identify the items.  Head over to the trivia game and see if you know the answer!
  • New product now offered at AVSTAR!   MTN View Aviation of Hubbard, OR, has received FAA-STC approval of their Door Steward for the Beech 33, 35, 36, 55, 56, 58 (unpressurized), and 95 series aircraft.  This unit is a vast improvement over the factory door stop.  We have already installed several of these units, and they work great!  List price for the Beech models listed is $210.00.  ABS and AOPA members get a 5% discount.  We have the Beech kits in stock, so drop a hint to your flying partner for a stocking-stuffer this year.  Mtn View Aviation started this product for the Cessna's, and most single engine models are approved.  Call AVSTAR for a brochure, or view them on-line at www.mtnviewaviation.com.  For the Bonanza installation on 891JH, click here.
  • 891JH Project News891JH's first flight after restoration
    891JH is flying!
    After 25 years on the ground (Mike's only had her for 5 of those years) and a complete restoration, she took to the air again with beauty and grace.  We'll be posting new project pictures soon.  In the meantime, check out our  project archive page for a link to her equipment list and previous articles about her progress.
  • E-Newsletter
    Volume Three, Issue Two is released!
    We are very proud to distribute Volume Three, Issue Two of our free quarterly email newsletter. In this issue you will find articles on "Aircraft Owner's Toolbox, Part 2" and "Customer Spotlight".  To receive your own copy delivered to your inbox, opt in by emailing us at avstarair@att.net with subscribe in the subject line.
  • Customers in the Spotlight
    Our customer's projects and questions.
    Your satisfaction is a very high priority for us.  We strive to maintain your airplane to the highest standards and to take the time to answer your questions honestly and promptly.  Take a look at some of our recently completed projects, Ask Mike! questions, and customer comments for examples.