Carver Aero acquires Janesville Jet Center
Davenport, Iowa, 6 July 2021 – Carver Aero has acquired the Janesville Jet Center at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin. Carver Aero is continuing to expand its full service FBO network throughout the Midwest. In addition to Janesville, the company operates FBOs in Muscatine, Davenport and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
“Carver Aero is the ideal new owner of the Janesville Jet Center FBO,” said Steve King on behalf of the long-time ownership team. “They understand the business, will expand the services and take the FBO to a level we dreamed about that will result in substantial growth on the field. I am also very pleased that all employees wishing to stay will remain. I wish Carver Aero and the airport all the best.”
“We have three key initiatives with the Janesville FBO,” said Carver Aero CEO Guy Lieser. “One is to work with existing airfield businesses and tenants to determine what opportunities exist to benefit all. A second is to offer services not currently being offered, such as aircraft maintenance, avionics and charter services with our fleet of turboprops. Finally, we believe smaller airports should be contributors to the local economy and be an integral part of the community.”
Carver Aero will be hosting an open house from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Janesville Jet Center hangar. Weather permitting, Carver Aero will showcase its one-of-a-kind 1929 Travel Air D10 and several other vintage aircraft.
“We encourage aviation enthusiasts travelling to and from Oshkosh July 26 – August 1 to stop by for a meal at Bessie’s Diner, refuel, and meet our expanded FBO team,” said Lieser.
“The Janesville FBO fits into our business strategy to expand into smaller communities throughout the Midwest, and this acquisition expands our footprint into Wisconsin,” said Peter Limberger, Chairman of Carver Aero, and co-founder and Chairman/ CEO of CL Enterprises, the holding company for Carver Aero.
“This airfield can accommodate higher volumes and larger planes,” Limberger said. “That means greater opportunity.” Greg Cullen, Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport Director, welcomes the new ownership of the FBO. “Carver Aero brings additional capital and resources to expand aviation services on the airfield and has already reached out to existing businesses to determine how they can grow overall operations at the airport. This should be a win for everybody.”