APP Jet Center Adds Second Florida FBO

 - June 1, 2022, 10:26 AM
The addition of the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Witham Field in Stuart gives the APP Jet Center chain its second facility in Florida, and its fifth location nationwide. (Photo: APP Jet Center)

APP Jet Center has acquired the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Witham Field (KSUA) in Stuart, Florida after the latter was required to divest it as part of the regulatory approval process for its merger with Ross Aviation.

Last August, Ross acquired the long-standing Stuart Jet Center, and then in November, it agreed to a merger with Atlantic. With the 25 Ross Aviation FBOs currently in the process of being rebranded as Atlantic locations, Atlantic was required to sell its facility on the Southwest side of the field, while retaining the Ross Aviation facility.

As part of the superheated FBO transaction market over the past year, both Atlantic and APP have received new ownership. For APP, this represents its fifth location nationwide joining facilities at Fort Pierce, Florida; Manassas, Virginia; Hayward, California; and Denver.

At KSUA it acquired 110,000 square feet of hangar capacity, and a recently renovated 8,000-sq-ft terminal, including a conference room, pilots lounge, flight planning center, and refreshment bar. The former Atlantic staff will remain in place.

"We are delighted to be integrating Stuart into APP's growing network of FBO locations,” said CEO Dan Harrow, adding the company has been operating along Florida's Treasure Coast for many years and has firsthand knowledge of the growth of general aviation in South Florida. "APP will continue to ensure that discerning customers at Stuart and our other FBO locations receive world-class service every day with a focus on safe, secure, and sustainable operations."