Houston, Texas-based aircraft charter and management providers Wing Aviation and Western Airways have merged, with Wing taking on Western’s FAA Part 135 fleet of 10 aircraft, ranging from a Bombardier CRJ-200 to a Beechcraft King Air 200, as well as its charter certificate. The move makes the combined company the largest private aircraft operator in the state, Wing said. The combined entity will be based at the new Galaxy FBO at Houston Hobby.
Western will maintain its FAA Part 145 repair station at Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), as company CEO Keith Mosing joins Wing’s advisory board. “With Western Airways and Wing working together, we will be able to help leverage each other’s strengths,” said Mosing, adding that his company will focus on its repair capabilities, including support for the Wing-managed aircraft. “We look forward to working with Wing for the mutual benefit of our companies and customers.”
Along with expanding Wing’s fleet, the agreement will expand its footprint in the region with a new office at SGR. “Aircraft owners will benefit from our investment in our management services that has amplified our technology, training, and compliance,” explained Wing CEO Brian Chapman. He added that his company’s demand for charter over the past several years has outstripped its aircraft supply. “This merger will quickly expand our fleet and meet the demand of our existing and growing retail clientele.”