Ross Aviation Acquires Nebraska FBO

 - May 4, 2021, 11:10 AM
With most of its 18 FBO locations on the east or west coasts of the U.S., Ross Aviation's acquisition of Silverhawk Aviation at Nebraska's Lincoln Airport, gives the chain a foothold in the heartland.

Ross Aviation has expanded its Midwest footprint with the addition of the Silverhawk Aviation FBO at Nebraska’s Lincoln Airport to its network. One of two service providers on the field, Silverhawk’s 14-acre leasehold includes an 18,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal with passenger lounge, business center, crew lounge with showers, eight-seat conference room, crew vehicles, and on-site car rental. It also has nearly 80,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to an Embraer Legacy 650.

While the deal includes the Silverhawk MRO operation, it does not include the company’s fractional aircraft ownership program or its charter and management business, which will continue to operate as Silverhawk Aviation under its original ownership.

“This is an important addition for us, not only from a geographic perspective but from an operational one as well,” explained Ross CEO Brian Corbett. [Silverhawk’s] MRO capabilities dovetail nicely with those of our other repair stations in Westfield, Massachusetts, and Sarasota, Florida.”

This latest acquisition brings the company to a total of 18 locations in the continental U.S., Alaska, and the Cayman Islands.