DENVER, COLORADO –December 6, 2013 — Ross Aviation confirmed that it has acquired the assets and fixed base operation known as Louisiana Aircraft at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (KBTR). Consistent with Ross Aviation’s belief that airports and FBO customers are best-served by local businesses — with local management, a local perspective and local market knowledge — the FBO will continue to operate as Louisiana Aircraft and Landon Petty will continue to serve as its general manager.
Louisiana Aircraft is located on 17 acres, offers 113,500 square feet of hangar space, and has provided exceptional aviation services to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport for over 75 years. “We view this FBO as a strong growth opportunity due to the petrochemical, medical and research industries, as well as being the home of the Louisiana State University Tigers. We are pleased to add this FBO to our family and are continuing to pursue additional opportunities,” said Ross Aviation’s president and CEO, Jeff Ross. This is Ross Aviation’s sixth acquisition of 2013 and brings the Ross Aviation family of FBOs to 19 airports in eleven states stretching from Hawaii to New Jersey and from Florida to Washington State.
Ross Aviation acquires and operates FBOs that in most instances retain their name, personnel and unique local attributes. The Ross Aviation family consists of Bradley Pacific Aviation (six locations in Hawaii), Scottsdale AirCenter (KSDL), Miami Executive Aviation (KOPF), Denver AirCenter (KBJC), Ronson Aviation (KTTN), Corporate Aircraft (KFAT), XN Air (KGEG), Santa Fe AirCenter (KSAF), Laredo Aero Center (KLRD), Tradition Aviation (KTRM), Williston Jet Center (KISN), Chester County Aviation (KMQS) and Avion Flight Centre (KMAF).