Black Canyon Jet Center Acquired by Atlantic Aviation
Atlantic Aviation, the Texas-based operator with 68 fixed-based operators around the United States, has recently acquired the Black Canyon Jet Center, the only fixed-based operator at the Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado. Black Canyon Jet Center’s facility has served as a gateway into Colorado’s ski resorts, such as Telluride. This facility at the Montrose Regional Airport has received high ratings, specifically for their customer service, by readers in Aviation International News’ annual fixed based operator survey.
Black Canyon Jet Center’s facility has been in operation for ten years. This purchase agreement follows several years of legal disputes between Jet Center Partners, Montrose County as well as Majestic Skies, LLC. Majestic Skies had intentions of opening up a second fixed based operator at the Montrose Regional Airport. Plans for this potential fixed based operator have been halted due to expensive and contentious legal struggles.
“The addition of the Black Canyon facility enhances both our existing presence at premier resort and skiing destinations including Aspen, Hayden, Rifle and Sun Valley, and our nationwide network generally,”Said Lou Pepper, the CEO of Atlantic Aviation.
This newly acquired facility will be Atlantic Aviation’s 69th fixed-based operator. The majority of this facility’s annual business occurs between December and March during the peak ski season. The facility features a 4,500 square foot terminal, a pilots lounge, a passengers lounge, a conference room with 12 seats, a snooze room, as well as a 40,000 square foot heated hangar which is capable of sheltering the most recent big business jets.
“Atlantic Aviation gets an award-winning FBO in the purchase. On April 7, Aviation International News named the Black Canyon Jet Center as the No. 1 FBO in the Rocky Mountain area and among the top 5 percent in the Western Hemisphere,”Stated Gus Jarvis from San Juan Independent.
“According to a statement released Saturday by Montrose County Community Relations Manager Katie Yergensen, Montrose County was made aware of the sale on May 6. The sale, however, is subject to the consent of the Montrose Board of County Commissioners. The commissioners, according to the statement, will begin conducting the required due diligence immediately.”