There’s more of a global presence at St. Louis Regional Airport these days.  The airport in Bethalto hosts a number of businesses, including West Star Aviation, which recently built a new 67,000 square foot hangar.  Business has been good enough to justify the expenditure, with the addition of a number of foreign clients recently, according to the airport manager.

David Miller tells The Big Z among the bigger clients secured in 2014 was the Egyptian Air Force.

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Miller says there is at least one person attached to every plane that is being serviced, so that means there is a steady stream of clients from other places booking local hotel rooms and spending money in the Riverbend.


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