Part 135 operator Waltzing Matilda Aviation (WMA) has acquired majority ownership in and management responsibility of Exec Air Montana’s charter and aircraft management business at Helena Regional Airport (HLN), the Bedford, Massachusetts company announced today. The acquisition occurred in concert with Leading Edge Jet Center’s acquisition of Exec Air Montana’s FBO and other business aviation services at HLN that was announced last week.
According to WMA, Exec Air Montana is the only charter operator at HLN. It operates a fleet of six aircraft.
“This acquisition positions WMA with a great platform for growth,” said WMA CEO John Thomas. “Our partnership with Leading Edge Jet Center provides an opportunity to expand WMA's presence in both the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, strengthening our resilient value offering for customers. We are proud to bring WMA's charter services, which grew over 80 percent above 2019 levels in 2020, to a new customer base at the Helena Regional Airport.”