Premier Signs Long-term Aircraft Paint Agreement with Cape Air

Rome, New York, October 7, 2013 – Premier Aviation Overhaul Center and Cape Air today announced the signing of a three-year agreement for the painting of Cape Air’s large fleet of Cessna 402C passenger aircraft.  The work will be performed in Premier`s purpose-built paint facility in Rome New York and follows successful visits to the facility over the past 2 years, having met the quality and on-time delivery requirements of Cape Air. 

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with Cape Air and emphasizes the importance of value-added services such as aircraft painting, as part of an overall airframe maintenance offering,” states Premier`s President and CEO, Ronnie Di Bartolo. “The signing of this contract emphasizes our commitment to growth and expansion of MRO service in North America and strengthens our position as a full-service provider of quality customer-driven and value-added MRO solutions.”

Cape Air’s Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Jack Fauth, added, “We are very pleased with the work performed by Premier Aviation on Cape Air’s Cessna 402C fleet.  This agreement attests to Premier`s ability to deliver quality and assures Cape Air of a reliable solution for the exterior refinishing of our Cessna fleet.”

Premier’s Rome maintenance facility comprises 379,000 sf for the provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services including aircraft painting and support services for Cape Air’s Cessna 402C fleet.  Premier has been providing quality exterior refinishing on narrow-body, wide-body and regional aircraft for over 10 years.  Cape Air’s fleet consists of 75 Cessna 402C, 2 ATR42 aircraft and 3 Britten-Norman Islanders.

About Premier Aviation

Premier Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider, operated by its majority shareholder, Ronnie Di Bartolo with over 650,000 sf in three (3) facilities in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Rome, New York in the United States.  Since its inception in 2002, the company has maintained a steady growth of clients and services in general overhaul, modifications, refurbishment, paint and line maintenance.  Premier Aviation is committed to delivering top-quality, safety performance and competitive MRO solutions to the aviation industry throughout Canada, US and internationally. 

As a leading MRO provider in North America, Premier Aviation seeks highly-motivated, qualified individuals to be part of our team.  For more information on our services and capabilities, employment opportunities and more, please visit our website,

About Cape Air

Now in its 24th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 750,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of seventy-five Cessna 402s, three Britten-Norman Islanders and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 850 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand.  Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and American Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest.  In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express.  In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines.  Cape Air’s unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has earned the airline accolades as ‘Best Airline’ on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award. For our story, reservations and career opportunities, visit