George J. Priester unifies companies under legacy brand


George J. Priester Aviation announced that it has amalgamated aircraft management, charter and maintenance services under legacy brand.

The companies include Priester Aviation as its Midwest base, Mayo Aviation as its Rocky Mountain West base, and Hill Private Aviation, its Southeast base. George J. Priester Aviation will serve as the parent company for future business and expansion initiatives while the three companies will retain their individual names for customer services and signage.

“For years, we’ve worked to uphold and build upon the legacy that my grandfather created and my father expanded,” said Andy Priester, chairman and CEO, George J. Priester Aviation. “It matters to us that the branding and story behind our parent company unites our businesses while honoring the pillars on which all companies were founded.”

The brand includes a stylised icon representing 1944 Beechcraft Staggerwing, bought by George in 1953 after purchasing Palwaukee Airport, now Chicago Executive Airport.

“It’s critically important that the family of companies maintains what makes them special: building relationships,” Priester said. “It’s why the Mayo family has connected with customers in the Rocky Mountain region and why Guy Hill Sr. and Jr. have been an aviation mainstay in Atlanta. Being part of a larger George J. Priester Aviation organization allows people to immediately see the connection to a group with the nationwide resources and capabilities to serve their aviation needs anywhere.”

George J. Priester Aviation company manages more than 80 aircraft among its companies and operates charter service globally through its bases and partnerships.