Ross Aviation completes acquisition of Air Service Hawaii

Source: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Ross Aviation has completed its acquisition of Air Service Hawaii, with six locations, the companies announced Tuesday.

Air Service Hawaii provides ground support services for general aviation aircraft and their passengers and crews.

Ross Aviation said it plans to retain all 85 employees at Air Service Hawaii's airport locations in Honolulu, Lanai, Maui, Hilo, Kauai and Kona.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Brian Corbett, CEO of Ross Aviation, said in a news release that the Hawaii company "fits perfectly with our flight hospitality standards, and we could not be more pleased to now have them as a part of the Ross Aviation family."

As an FBO, the Hawaii company's services include aircraft parking, fuel, hangar storage, and terminal facilities for passengers.

The company was founded in 1948 and recently opened a business jet hangar and FBO terminal at Kona International Airport. 

Shaen Tarter, president of Air Service Hawaii, said in the news release, "It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to now have ownership passed to a company that's as dedicated as we have been to respecting the people, rich traditions and precious environment of Hawaii."