Ross Aviation acquires Air Service Hawaii
Ross Aviation’s renowned “Flight Hospitality” is coming to Hawaii, as the company announced its acquisition of Air Service Hawaii and its six-location FBO network in the islands.
This acquisition increases the number of Ross Aviation locations to 25, and significantly establishes an important foothold for the brand in the Western Pacific.
“Air Service Hawaii is a premier aircraft services provider and key member of the Hawaiian aviation community,” said Brian Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Ross Aviation. “Their unique Aloha spirit of warmth and friendliness fits perfectly with our Flight Hospitality standards, and we could not be more pleased to now have them as a part off the Ross Aviation family.”
Air Service Hawaii has been in operation since 1948 and boasts a rich history of success that’s filled with as much adventure and color as the islands themselves. Its locations today include Honolulu (HNL), Lanai (LNY), Maui (OGG), Hilo (ITO), Kauai (LIH) and Kona (KOA).
The company has brought many aviation firsts to the islands, recently including the first business jet hangar and FBO terminal at Kona International Airport. The new 38,000 square foot hangar in Kona will accommodate large cabin aircraft, and the new 5,000 square foot FBO will feature a host of amenities - from on-site catering to concierge services for crews and passengers. Both new structures will be completed this year
Shaen Tarter, president of Air Service Hawaii said: “Mi Kosasa and I have thoroughly enjoyed carrying on the amazing history of this company, as well as its on-going contributions to aviation in the islands. 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.”
Pictured at the company’s Honolulu location are (L to R): Brian Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Ross Aviation, Mi Kosasa, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Air Service Hawaii, and Shaen Tarter, President of Air Service Hawaii.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 5th May 2022 | Issue #652