Modern Aviation To Acquire Three California FBOs

 - May 13, 2022, 11:08 AM
Superior Aviation Company's Mather Jet Center at Mather Airport in Sacramento (seen here hosting an airshow) will soon be under the ownership of Modern Aviation, part of a recent buying spree that will see Modern more than double its size in the span of a year. (Photo: Superior Aviation Company)

FBO operator Modern Aviation will expand its network with the purchase of California-based Superior Aviation Company’s (SACJet) trio of Sacramento-area facilities. Included in the deal—which is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close by the third quarter—are the Capital Jet Center at Sacramento International Airport, Mather Jet Center at Mather Airport, and Executive Jet Center at Sacramento Executive Airport. Each are the lone service provider at their respective airports. Modern will retain all of the operational employees at the three locations.

“As the capital of California, Sacramento is a highly attractive, growing general aviation market, and these FBOs provide world-class service to a wide range of customers, including general aviation, business aviation, sports teams, and other VIP charters, military, cargo, and commercial airlines,” said Modern CEO Mark Carmen, who added that his company’s goal is to develop a national FBO network. “The opportunity to acquire SACJet’s three Sacramento FBOs and build upon their reputation for client service is another important milestone in executing our strategy.”

Modern Aviation, which was founded in 2018, announced in October that it was acquiring Sheltair’s five New York-area FBOs. When completed, this latest transaction will give the rapidly growing FBO chain its first foothold in the Golden State and bring its total number of facilities to 12 from coast-to-coast.