MRO

Premier Private Jets acquires Dayton operations of Stevens Aerospace and Defence Systems

Premier Private Jets, a national charter provider, has acquired new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capacity and a fixed-base operation (FBO) in Dayton, Ohio from Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems.

These facilities were slated to be closed by Stevens as it consolidated its own operations.

Josh Birmingham, CEO said: “Premier Private Jets is growing its popular charter service. This acquisition gives us needed MRO capacity and expands our geographic footprint.

“We’re also pleased to preserve the jobs of 40 experienced and talented employees in Dayton and welcome them to the Premier family.”

Premier will operate the MRO under the name Premier Aviation Services and the FBO as Premier Jet Services. The company will upgrade and expand the terminal.

“By acquiring Stevens, we add 370,000 square feet of leasehold space that includes a full refurbishment design center for paint and interiors plus aircraft hangar storage,” Birmingham said.

Current customers can expect a seamless transition and continue to work with a team they know well.

The purchase strengthens Premier’s FAA Part 145 repair capabilities by adding a third MRO location to bases in Michigan and Florida.

The addition of Dayton provides more capacity to service Premier’s own fleet as well as other aircraft.

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