Kubick Buys Superior
Kubick Aviation has purchased its larger competitor, Superior Aviation, at Ford Airport in Northern Michigan, to become the sole aviation services provider on the field, which sees approximately 20 operations a day. Kubick moved from its 4,700-sq-ft facility (which was since sold to an aeromedical provider) to the former Superior location, which has a 3,000-sq-ft terminal and 22,000 sq ft of hangar space capable of sheltering aircraft up to the size of a Citation Sovereign. The location offers an FAA certified repair station with an avionics shop, aircraft management services, aircraft rental, 24-hour pilots lounge with refreshments, a 16-seat a/v-equipped conference room, private work space, crew car and free Wi-Fi. Kubick, which had previously provided only self-service avgas, acquired a 3,000-gallon jet-fuel tanker in the transaction, along with its former competitor’s Phillips 66-supplied fuel farm for 10,000 gallons of Jet-A as well as 100LLavgas. Kubick retained nearly all the former Superior employees, tripling its staff in the process.