Premier Private Jets boosts MRO capability with acquisition

Jet card and on-demand operator Premier Private Jets has acquired the Dayton MRO and FBO from Stevens Aerospace and Defense.

By Doug Gollan, February 7, 2024

Stuart, Florida-based Premier Private Jets, has added another MRO to its network. It comes at a time when operators are still dealing with supply chain issues.

The maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility in Dayton, Ohio, was acquired from Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems.

Premier also acquired an FBO.

The facilities were slated to be closed by Stevens as it consolidated its operations.

“Premier Private Jets is growing its popular charter service. This acquisition gives us needed MRO capacity and expands our geographic footprint,” said CEO Josh Birmingham.

He added, “We’re also pleased to preserve the jobs of 40 experienced and talented employees in Dayton and welcome them to the Premier family.”

Included are 370,000 square feet of leasehold space, a full refurbishment design center for paint and interiors, and aircraft hangar storage.

The purchase strengthens Premier’s FAA Part 145 repair capabilities.

It is the third MRO location after bases in Michigan and Florida.

The addition of Dayton provides more capacity to service Premier’s fleet and other aircraft.

Capabilities include purchase evaluations, avionics installations, repairs and overhauls, and interior/exterior refurbishment.

Premier also assists customers in selecting avionics systems, including high-speed data, cabin management, and next-generation modernizations, and offers flight line maintenance for most aircraft.

It offers two jet cards, both focused on flying east of the Mississippi River.

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