Stellar Aviation Expands with Acquisition of Horizon Aviation at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Jan. 24, 2017

Stellar Aviation Group announced Jan. 24, that it has acquired Horizon Aviation. Horizon, located at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill., was the premier FBO service provider at KSPI. With Stellar’s reputation for quality service and safety and its seasoned management team, the acquisition of Horizon puts another bright star in the Stellar FBO network. 

Jonathan Miller, President of Stellar Aviation Group, stated, “This new location is the strategic cornerstone for our growing FBO Network as we look to expand further throughout the important Midwestern region.  It is with great pleasure we welcome all of Horizon’s dedicated employees and discerning clientele to the Stellar family”.

The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, under strong leadership and management, has grown its infrastructure and services throughout the last decade.  The Airport currently provides extensive airline service and military support.  Additionally, KSPI hosts a robust and growing GA and Corporate Aircraft community.  Airport Director Mark Hanna, states, “We are pleased to welcome Stellar Aviation to the Springfield community as they will bring a wealth of operational experience and innovation to our airport.  We are excited to have them as a partner to further grow and develop our general and corporate aviation sectors, especially as we begin a major redevelopment project that will transform the FBO into a first rate facility.  Together, we look forward to a bright and prosperous future for GA and corporate aviation in Springfield, IL”.

With the Airport’s new GA terminal and hangar rehabilitation project on the horizon to house Stellar, Springfield’s infrastructure will be significantly enhanced to meet its growing visitors and business groups. Stellar looks forward to rolling out the red carpet, offering unparalleled service and being an ambassador and committed resource for the Airport.

“We’re excited to see Stellar’s continued success and expansion with this strategic acquisition of Horizon’s operations at KSPI,” said Dan Gallogly, vice president EPIC Fuels,  “We’re proud to be a trusted supplier to Stellar, an organization that like EPIC, provides unsurpassed levels of service and satisfaction to its customers.  We look forward to helping fuel Stellar’ s success at KPSI and at each step along the way in their future growth”.