Jet Aviation and Arlin’s Aircraft Service Inc. (Arlin’s) on Sept. 15, announced that Jet Aviation has acquired Arlin’s FBO operations located at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Mont. Bozeman Airport serves the Yellowstone Club, Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone National Park.
The acquisition continues Jet Aviation’s strategic global FBO network expansion, particularly in the Western United States. The Bozeman FBO, which will operate as Jet Aviation Bozeman, has been providing ground handling services since 1979, including fueling, de-icing, hangarage and office space. With the acquisition, Jet Aviation acquires all assets of the FBO operation, in addition to its employees.
“Arlin’s FBO in Bozeman is a most welcome addition to our FBO network,” said David Best, senior vice president and GM for Jet Aviation in the Americas. “As the gateway to Yellowstone National Park and in close proximity to the Yellowstone Club and Big Sky Resort, Bozeman is Montana’s busiest airport and a key destination for our aircraft management and charter customers.
“We also look forward to welcoming Arlin’s employees to the Jet Aviation family. Like us, the Arlin’s team has established its well-respected brand through exceptional customer service for more than 40 years. Through our common values, strong capabilities and commitment to safety and customer satisfaction, we will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations, together."
Arron Wass, Arlin’s general manager, will support an orderly transition before deploying for military duty. He has every confidence that the two companies are a good fit.
“I’ve grown up with the team at Arlin’s, which is like a second family to me,” says Wass. “Arlin’s may be smaller in numbers, but their passion for aviation and our customers is a perfect match for Jet Aviation."
“Acquisition of the Arlin’s Aircraft Service FBO represents an exciting strategic expansion for Jet Aviation that extends our presence to the Northwest and strengthens our global customer offering,” said David Paddock, president of Jet Aviation. “Our goal is to remain the partner of choice for customers and employees worldwide, and we will continue to actively explore opportunities and acquisitions that complement our portfolio and long-term vision for the company.”