Raytheon sells Atlantic City facility, adds four others

 - September 15, 2006, 9:50 AM

Under terms of an agreement signed by Raytheon Aircraft Services and Midlantic Jet Aviation, Raytheon Aircraft will sell its Atlantic City, N.J. facility. “We have tried over many years to make the Atlantic City business financially viable but, regrettably, we have not been successful,” said Doug Brantner, v-p of Raytheon Aircraft Services. Midlantic Jet Aviation, an established FBO/fuel provider already located on Atlantic City Airport, has not previously offered maintenance.

“We very much appreciate our customers’ business and look forward to serving them in the future through our other locations,” said Randy Groom, Raytheon Aircraft president of global customer service support. Beechcraft and Hawker maintenance and other related services will be available through the authorized service center network throughout the Northeast.

As the company was divesting itself of the Atlantic City facility, it was appointing Canadian business aviation service provider Skyservice an authorized service center for the Bonanza, Baron and King Air. Located in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary, Skyservice is an aviation services enterprise composed of business aviation, air ambulance and airline operations. The facilities in Montreal and Toronto will receive authorized service center status.

Banyan Air Service was added to the authorized service center list for the Bonanza, Baron and King Air. Based on Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the company is an FAA- and EASA-approved repair station. It is also certified by the Argentinean, Brazilian and Venezuelan governments.

General Dynamics Aviation Services Westfield got the nod as a Hawker 800-series authorized service center. The 85,000-sq-ft facility is located on Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield, Mass., and is FAA, EASA and Bermuda DCA approved.

Finally, Raytheon Aircraft also approved Jet Aviation Dubai an authorized service center for the Hawker 800. It is the first business aviation maintenance facility at the Dubai International Airport. The facility is also an authorized service center for Rockwell Collins and Boeing Business Jets.