When Macquarie Infrastructure completes its planned $338 million acquisition of the Trajen FBO chain in the third quarter, the aviation industry will have three dominant players. Macquarie owns Atlantic Aviation and will merge the 21 (possibly 23 by the time the deal concludes) Trajen bases with the 19 Atlantic Aviation FBOs that it already owns.
Landmark Aviation remains in growth mode, buying the Corporate Jets FBO, maintenance and charter company at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona from FSS Airholdings early last month. “Corporate Jets is really a perfect fit for our acquisition profile,” said Landmark CEO Roger Wolfe.
Under the terms of an agreement with BLR Aerospace, Landmark Aviation has become an authorized dealer for the Everett, Wash.-based aerospace research and development firm. The arrangement allows five Landmark Aviation locations, previously designated as Raytheon authorized service centers, to install winglets designed, certified and manufactured by BLR for King Air 200s.
Dallas-based Associated Air Center, a Landmark Aviation company, has been contracted to do the interior on its 10th Airbus Corporate Jetliner, the most ACJs outfitted by a single location, said a spokesman. The company also expects to complete its 15th and 16th BBJs this year.
Landmark Aviation, The Carlyle Group’s FBO and maintenance business, is pursuing global growth. Having rebranded two of its three components under the Landmark identity last fall, president Shawn Vick said the company has adopted a “structured approach” to expansion through mergers, acquisitions and partnerships.
On February 1, LAWA, which owns and operates Van Nuys, issued a request for proposal for demolition of existing buildings and development of a new facility at 16200 Daily Drive, location of The Jet Center, a former Garrett Aviation Services completions and refurb facility.
Former Gulfstream and NetJets Aviation executive Bill Boisture has resurfaced at Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group as a senior advisor to the aerospace and defense team.
William Voss has been named CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, an appointment that will take effect after current president Stuart Matthews retires on October 1.
Jim Jamieson has been named Boeing senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology.
Adam Aircraft named Chris Naro its new CFO. Naro will focus on raising capital and financial planning.
Landmark Aviation CEO Roger Wolfe celebrated the grand opening of the FBO and maintenance chain’s refurbished Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facility on June 8 with David Orcutt, Bombardier Business Aircraft vice president for customer support and David Lamb, vice president and general manager of the LAX base.
Landmark Aviation completed a $300,000 upgrade of its Dulles International Airport FBO interior in June, marking another in the FBO chain’s series of new flagship operations. Included in the upgrade is a quieter interior, easier viewing of the ramp from inside the FBO, additional plush seating in the main lounge and a new hearth fireplace. The pilots’ lounge was moved to the rear of the facility and the weather room to the front.