WATERFORD, MICH. – August 25, 2011 – Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI) announced today that the company and it subsidiary, ADI Shuttle Group LLC, has been acquired by Scott Beale, former president, founder and co-owner of FlightWorks. Terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.
Headquartered in Waterford, Mich., ADI is a full-service flight and maintenance repair firm that operates under Part 121, 125, 135 and 145 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The company’s specialties include corporate shuttles, charter services, aircraft management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. ADI headquarters will remain in Michigan at the Oakland County International Airport.
“The acquisition will allow ADI to better serve the needs of corporate and government clients by providing an expanded fleet and broader service area,” said Beale, who will contribute more than 20 years of experience in aviation operations to the ADI leadership team. “I admire ADI’s long history of providing the industry with diverse flight solutions while focusing on safety, quality, integrity and long-term relationships. Moving forward, ADI will remain dedicated to improving customer service and providing every client with a comfortable and safe flying experience.”
Beale will assume the role of chairman and chief executive officer of ADI, and Don Reppert will join the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Cheryl Bush will remain as ADI’s president, and Rick Appleman will continue to serve as chief financial officer. Together, Bush and Appleman will oversee the day-to-day operations of ADI’s Waterford headquarters. Bob LeMay, a familiar face in ADI’s MRO operations for the past four decades, will continue to promote technical services throughout the Midwest. Plans are underway to open an ADI location in Atlanta this fall.
The company will continue to fulfill their contracts with a long list of clients including Fortune 100 corporations, professional sports teams, small and mid-size corporations, and both high-profile and private individuals.
“ADI searched extensively for the right blend of proven leadership, commitment to quality, customer service acumen and a passion for the industry to help support ADI on its legacy and position for growth in our next 50 years,” said Cheryl Bush, president of ADI. “We found the perfect combination with Scott Beale and his team.”
ADI's extensive MRO services include inspections, major structural repairs, interior refurbishment, avionic repair and installation, parts support and FBO services.
ADI is one of the country’s leading full-service corporate and government aviation service providers. Founded in 1959, ADI has six operating bases in the U.S. ADI and its sole subsidiary ADI Shuttle Group LLC, is the largest contract operator of corporate shuttles in the country. ADI currently maintains a diverse fleet of turbine-powered aircraft in multiple FAA flight regimes. Long recognized for its core value of operational excellence, ADI has served the industry for 53 years without incident or accident, one of only two companies operating in all FAA regimes able to make this claim.