Isla Global completes Arlet Aviation purchase
*The deal, which closed in late 2021, will see the Arlet Aviation be rebranded as Premier Flight Support
*Isla Global plans to build its services in Puerto Rico and focus on providing MRO and FBO services throughout the Caribbean
*Premier Flight Support has already hired several experienced A&P mechanics
Isla Global Aviation, has announced the completion of the purchase of Arlet Aviation. The deal, closing in late of 2021, marks the first step in the company’s plans to provide private aviation support in Puerto Rico and to develop a leading FBO brand focused on providing MRO and FBO services throughout the Caribbean. Going forward, the new entity is rebranded as Premier Flight Support.
“We had the opportunity to acquire the FBO/MRO at Roosevelt Roads,” said Gary Menzies, CEO of Isla Global Aviation. “And we’re excited about the future. We’re bringing in capabilities to service and repair jets along with the existing aircraft maintenance business. We’re expanding our FBO capabilities. We’re hiring mechanics. We’re hiring staff. We’re renovating our facilities. We’re looking to make a positive impact in the region by creating more high paying jobs while also providing amazing service to the growing market of customers coming to Puerto Rico.”
Premier Flight Support has already hired several experienced A&P mechanics and brought on additional staff. The FBO provides passenger and pilot lounges, flight planning rooms, ground transport, and many other services.
Premier Flight Support has Jet-A and avgas for refuelling aircraft and tests their fuel daily to ensure fidelity and quality. Premier also has hangar and ramp tie-down space available. Customs and USDA services are now open for business after a long hiatus due to Covid. “Our new team of technicians have years of experience working on Gulfstream, Cessna, Embraer, and other types to address the needs of the aircraft making Puerto Rico home base,” Menzies said.
“The area is transforming and growing, and we’re excited to play a role in the revitalisation at Ceiba and leading the way in FBO services in the Caribbean,” Menzies said.