Touching Bases: Ross Aviation buys Bradley Pacific's Hawaii FBOs

 - June 9, 2008, 8:56 AM

Ross Aviation, backed by private equity firm Centre Partners Management, purchased a majority interest in Bradley Pacific Aviation’s five-FBO chain in Hawaii. The Bradley Pacific acquisition brings the Ross FBO stable to 12 facilities, and Ross Aviation plans to maintain the Bradley Pacific brand name. The Hawaii FBOs are located at Honolulu International Airport, Kahului International Airport, Lihue Airport, Keahole-Kona International Airport and Hilo International Airport. Bob Yosaitis and Tom Anusewicz launched Bradley Pacific in 1998, and both “continue to serve in key capacities of the company,” according to Ross Aviation. Yosaitis also holds an equity interest in Bradley Pacific. “Industry favorites Mi Kosasa and Suzanne Olaso will also continue in their leadership roles in the company’s marketing and corporate aviation services departments.” At Kona, Bradley Pacific is building a 40,000-sq-ft hangar and FBO facility. “We are thrilled to add the Bradley Pacific Aviation operations to our network, which now stretches over most of the United States, from Hawaii to Florida and from California to Alaska,” said Jeff Ross, Ross Aviation president and CEO.