West Star Aviation to combine with Jet East

West Star Aviation, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to combine with Jet East in the coming weeks following a shareholder meeting of Jet East’s parent company, Gama Aviation Plc.

West Star is a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) services to the business aviation industry providing maintenance, modification, and other services to aviation customers.

Jet East provides MRO services as well and focuses on supporting fractional and managed fleet operators. Capabilities include an expansive ‘Aircraft on Ground’ (“AOG”) mobile repair technician network, line maintenance operations, heavy maintenance facilities, and other complementary services.

“This combination represents a truly unique opportunity to bring together two completely complementary businesses in terms of capabilities and geographic footprint,” said Jim Rankin, CEO of West Star Aviation.

“Most importantly, the cultures of both organizations proudly prioritize customer service and a commitment to our people.”

“Joining forces with West Star provides so much optimism for everyone involved. As a combined entity, we will be able to provide unparalleled service and support to our collective customer-base with greater depth in providing maintenance solutions,” said Stephen Maiden, CEO of Jet East.

“The combination enhances opportunities for our talented workforce as our capabilities increase in size and scope. I am incredibly proud of our team, and the opportunity to partner with West Star is truly amazing.

“We win for our customers, employees, and vendor partners by continuing to invest in the best talent, people, and capabilities. We couldn’t be more excited about welcoming the entire Jet East family to West Star,” added Greg Elliott and John Griffin, Board Members of West Star Aviation.