Constant Aviation acquires StarPort
Constant Aviation has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire StarPort, a full-service MRO and FBO based in Sanford, FL.
“The addition of StarPort, located near Orlando, FL, aligns with our goal to maintain multiple, full service MRO’s in key regions across the nation. The decision provides Constant its first paint operation, an organisational focal area in 2017.”
Stephen Maiden, president and CEO of Constant Aviation said: “The addition of StarPort, located near Orlando, FL, aligns with our goal to maintain multiple, full service MRO’s in key regions across the nation. The decision provides Constant its first paint operation, an organisational focal area in 2017. With proposed plans to add a paint facility at the company’s headquarters based in Cleveland, OH, the acquisition of StarPort offers our customers an immediate solution.”
“We have always had the desire to expand into Florida, a state that houses more than 500 of our niche aircraft. As we have experienced growth over the past decade, we waited for the right opportunity to move into the Florida region. The StarPort acquisition provides us the opportunity to strengthen and expand our capabilities while we will remain focused on providing an exceptional service experience,” added Maiden.
StarPort’s portfolio includes full-service FBO, aircraft maintenance, avionics installation, interiors and custom paint capabilities.
“After a great deal of thoughtful consideration as to who we would ultimately turn stewardship of StarPort over to, we chose Constant Aviation. Constant Aviation maintains a family-centered culture, built on passion, dedication, and values. These principles, combined with the drive to deliver an unparalleled customer service experience, made this agreement the right decision for the future of StarPort,” said Jacqueline Cambata, president of StarPort, “We’re delighted to work with Constant Aviation and believe this acquisition provides a unique opportunity for our teams to continue to provide world class service to our clients.”
The acquisition is projected to close during the first quarter of 2017.