Oregon-based Leading Edge Aviation has acquired the assets of Professional Air, its competitor at Bend Municipal Airport, making it the sole fuel and service provider there. The purchase included the Professional Air FBO, as well as the company’s maintenance, avionics, and flight school divisions.
“We are thrilled to announce this acquisition, which will continue to drive growth in Central Oregon’s aviation industry,” said company president Brad Fraley. “First and foremost, we have a tremendous opportunity to continue to serve our customers well with our expanded facilities and our growing team. This has always been our primary concern and we are excited to place the bar even higher.”
The former Professional Air property consists of a 3,000-sq-ft terminal and 15,000 sq ft of storage and maintenance hangars, bringing the location to more than 33,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space. The facility can hangar small jets and turboprop twins, and will now be known as Leading Edge Jet Center Bend.
The move follows a similar deal by the company made last September, when it consolidated at Roberts Field Airport in Redmond, Oregon, by acquiring rival Butler Aircraft Services. The deal made it the lone aviation services provider on the field.