Sage-Popovich Plans MRO Acquisition

 - March 23, 2021, 5:23 PM

Global aviation consulting and asset management firm Sage-Popovich plans to acquire Togs Aircraft, a Michigan-based FAA Part 145 repair station for heavy turboprops, business jets, and helicopters. The acquisition, expected to close in the first half of the year, will expand Sage-Popovich’s capabilities in pre-purchase inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, AOG and mobile services, aircraft importing and exporting, and logbook reviews.

In business for more than 20 years, Togs has been used by Indiana-based Sage-Popovich for those services, as well as aircraft repossession support. The relationship between Sage-Popovich chairman Nick Popovich and Togs president Blake Groat extends even further as Groat previously served as director of maintenance for an Illinois aviation group that Popovich was managing as a consultant. “When my contract there ended, Blake left and created Togs,” said Popovich. “Since then, Togs has been our maintenance repair and overhaul provider of choice.”

In addition to consulting and asset management, Sage-Popovich specializes in the recovery of aviation-related equipment, as well as aviation appraisals and valuations, bankruptcy support, liquidations, and aircraft management.