Oxford Aviation, a resident of Oxford County Regional Airport in Maine for nearly 25 years, is engaged in a battle with the Oxford County Commission to avoid eviction, and to compound the proceedings the refurbishment and MRO facility filed for Chapter 13 voluntary bankruptcy on Tuesday.
The filing also noted the transfer of Oxford Aviation’s assets to its founder, owner and president, James Horowitz, for $1. The filing also effectively caused cancellation of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday regarding the separate eviction filing by the Oxford County Commission.
The complaint, filed in 11th District Court on October 29, claimed Oxford breached its lease obligations and the county demanded judgment for possession of the property. The action by Oxford County is the third lawsuit against Oxford Aviation this year. A couple from Ohio is seeking more than $674,000 in damages, claiming Oxford failed to reattach their airplane’s tail properly, in turn causing them to crash-land at Colorado Springs Airport. Community Concepts Finance filed a suit in September, claiming Oxford defaulted on a $62,500 loan.
AIN’s calls to Oxford Aviation went unanswered.