FlyUSA acquires 3B Aviation


FlyUSA has acquired 3B Aviation, expanding the brokerage’s privately managed fleet to 15 aircraft.

As part of the acquisition, Nick Barrows, founder, 3B Aviation joins Florida-based FlyUSA as the president of Acquisitions and Management. The firm employed ten pilots and managed 13 aircraft on behalf of more than 25 private owners prior to the acquisition.

We are excited at the opportunity to expand our aircraft acquisition and management services on behalf of our more than 700 on-demand charter clients across the country,” said Barry Shevlin, CEO FlyUSA. “With the expansion of our team to include 3B Aviation founder and president Nick Barrows and his staff, we are now even better positioned to assist our clients who are looking to acquire their own aircraft.”

Based in Clearwater, Florida, Shelvin added that the firm’s new president of Acquisitions and Management is a highly experienced pilot and flight instructor. He also managed the first aircraft that Shelvin ever bought.

“I’ve always been impressed with Barry’s approach at FlyUSA, including using technology to improve customer experiences,” said Barrows. “Joining the FlyUSA team is a great opportunity – both for myself and for our experienced team of pilots. I believe this merger gives us the opportunity to really offer a much broader range of services to our valued clients.”