Medical evacuation specialist Global Medical Response has acquired Baltimore-based GrandView Aviation. The deal includes its 130 employees and fleet of Phenom 300 light jets. It’s the seventh M&A deal involving private jet charter operators and brokers so far in 2022.
GrandView is the 24th largest private jet operator in North America, ranked by charter and fractional hours for 2021. According to Argus TraqPak, it clocked 10,593 flight hours last year.
“We welcome GrandView and its employees to the GMR family,” said Randy Owen, CEO of GMR. “GrandView is a long-standing national, private aviation company with expertise in organ team transports and charter flights. They will bring a complementary layer of service as GMR continues to provide care to the world at a moment’s notice.”
Global Medical Response focuses on emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. It has over 35,000 employees.
GMR was formed by combining industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, community, industrial/specialty, and wildland fire services.
Companies include American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corporation, and AirMed International.
“By joining forces with the existing organ transport operations at AirMed and GMR, we will accelerate the momentum of our mission of setting the new standard in private aviation,” said Jessie Naor, who moves from COO to President of GrandView. “We will continue to expand our organ transport operations throughout the United States, in tandem with our VIP charter operations.”
GrandView has grown from 65 employees to 130 over the past year. It plans to hire more than 100 in 2022, including pilots, flight dispatchers, and mechanics.
GrandView will operate under AirMed International.
“AirMed International and GMR are excited to welcome Jessie and her team and look forward to working with GrandView as we expand our capabilities of providing world-class aviation operations,” said Denise Treadwell, President of AirMed International.
She added that the GrandView complements GMR’s existing organ transplant services that cover the western part of the United States.