Acquires Avion Flight Centre
DENVER, COLORADO – November 26, 2013 — Ross Aviation confirmed that it has acquired the assets and fixed base operation known as Avion Flight Centre at Midland International Airport in Midland, Texas (KMAF). This is Ross Aviation’s fifth acquisition of 2013 and brings the Ross Aviation family of FBOs to 18 airports in ten states stretching from Hawaii to New Jersey and from Florida to Washington State.
AVION is situated on 39 acres and offers 390,000 square feet of hangar; 45,000 square feet of office; and a 6,000 square foot FBO terminal. AVION’s fuel, line and hangar/office rental services will be supported by Deer Horn Aviation, which will continue to provide charter, aircraft maintenance, propeller repair and aircraft paint and interior services at MAF.
“MAF is the aviation hub of the oil patch in West Texas, serving the cities of Midland and Odessa. The area is booming due to the resurgence of drilling and production in the Permian Basin, which is one of the largest proven oil and natural gas reserves in the United States,” said Craig Colby, AVION’s new general manager. Ross Aviation’s president and CEO, Jeff Ross, added, “This is a great addition to the Ross Aviation portfolio, which expands our presence in Texas and compliments our recent energy sector investment in Williston, North Dakota. We continue to pursue strategic opportunities and expect to make additional announcements in the near future.”
Ross Aviation acquires and operates locally-managed FBOs that retain their name, personnel and unique 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) and Chester County Aviation (KMQS).