As Savannah Air Center plans to open its new 101,500 square foot hangar this month, it also now is working on how to integrate with Jet Aviation, which announced Jan. 31 that it is acquiring the maintenance and completions company located at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
The companies did not release terms of the transaction but said that Savannah Air Center will retain its name and existing leadership team. SAC CEO Jeff Zacharius will report to Kurt Sutterer, president of Midcoast Aviation, which is another wholly owned Jet Aviation company.
Jet Aviation said the acquisition of SAC "will give us the capacity to support our growing maintenance and completions business while broadening our geographic reach here in the U.S.," said Jim Ziegler, sJet Aviation´s COO for the Americas.
SAC´s Zacharius said "being part of a larger organization facilitates our growth and provides our customers with an expanded menu of service offerings."
The MRO is an authorized Bombardier Global 5000 and Global Express XRS completions center, as well as an FAA-approved repair station for Bombardier Challenger and Global Express, all Gulfstream II to V, Falcon and Hawker aircraft.