Kansas Firm Provides Aircraft Maintenance Services
NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2016/PR Newswire/ â€“ Saker Aviation Services, Inc. (SKAS),Â an aviation services company specializing in ground-based services to the generalÂ aviation marketplace, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FBO Air GardenÂ City, Inc. d/b/a Saker Aviation Services, has acquired 100% of the stock of AircraftÂ Services, Inc., (â€œAircraft Servicesâ€) an aircraft maintenance services firm located inÂ Garden City, Kansas.
â€œWe are excited to welcome Aircraft Services, its owners, Gary and Kim Keller, and theirÂ skilled staff into the Saker Aviation family,â€ stated Ron Ricciardi, Sakerâ€™s President.Â â€œAircraft Services has provided outstanding aircraft maintenance services to its customersÂ at and around the Garden City Regional Airport (â€œGCKâ€) for the over 20 years. We areÂ also very happy that Gary has agreed to continue in his role, which will ensure a seamlessÂ transition. The acquisition also provides a perfect complement to our FBO operations atÂ GCK and enables us to more fully service both based and transient aircraft.â€
Under the terms of the transaction, Saker made a $150,000 cash payment at closing andÂ will make installment payments totaling an additional $150,000 over the next two years.Â The closing cash payment for the transaction was funded with internal resources.
About Saker Aviation Services, Inc.
Saker Aviation Services (www.SakerAviation.com), through our subsidiaries, operates inÂ the aviation services segment of the general aviation industry, in which we serve as theÂ operator of a heliport, a fixed base operation (â€œFBOâ€), as a provider of aircraftÂ maintenance services, and as a consultant for a seaplane base that we do not own. FBOsÂ provide ground-based services, such as fueling and aircraft storage for general aviation,Â commercial and military aircraft, and other miscellaneous services.
Saker Aviation Services, Inc.
Ronald J. Ricciardi
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