Priester Aviation, Stevens expand alliance MRO capabilities

Priester Aviation’s Mayo Aviation is selling its MRO to Stevens Aerospace and the two are entering an alliance.

By Doug Gollan, March 6, 2024

George J. Priester Aviation’s Mayo Aviation has entered a strategic alliance with Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems to expand aircraft maintenance capabilities for its managed aircraft and charter customers.

Stevens will acquire Mayo Aviation’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations at Centennial Airport (KAPF) in Colorado.

“This allows us to better focus on our aircraft owners and charter services while offering a national MRO partnership to our customers, giving them more options, capabilities, and expertise,” said Mayo Aviation President Brent Moldowan.

He added, “Stevens offers a robust maintenance provider plan nationwide for our owners, with a proven track record.”

Mayo Aviation serves as the Rocky Mountain West base of the George J. Priester Aviation family of companies.

Last year, Stevens acquired the maintenance operations of Hill Private Aviation, Priester’s Southeast base.

The new alliance offers all Priester customers more access to MRO capabilities for all aircraft types.

Mayo has a 45-year relationship with Colorado Flight for Life and its fleet of King Air aircraft.

The Stevens alliance includes existing relationships and maintenance options Mayo customers enjoy.

The move will allow Mayo customers to leverage the expertise and scale of Stevens’ operations, including preferential scheduling while keeping the personal dedication to service that has been with the Southeast-based company for more than 70 years.

Stevens’ other MRO locations are Greenville, SC (KGYH), Atlanta, GA (KFTY), and Nashville, TN (KMQY).

Priester Aviation acquired Mayo Aviation in 2022.

Earlier this year, it rebranded, creating George J. Priester Aviation as the holding company for Priester Aviation, Mayo Aviation, and Hill Private Aviation.

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