Ross Aviation acquires Stuart Jet Center

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Ross Aviation increased their footprint in Florida this week with the acquisition of Stuart Jet Center at Witham Field (SUA) in Stuart, Florida. As a top finisher in annual FBO surveys, Stuart Jet Center is well known not only for their safety and exemplary service, but for their massive 15-acre ramp and 371,000 square feet of hangar space – which includes some 267,000 square feet of space for large cabin aircraft. Those stats matter a great deal, as Ross Aviation at Stuart Jet Center serves as an easily accessible alternative to increasingly busy West Palm Beach (PBI) and South Florida’s growing population of large cabin jets – for which the shade and protection from salt air of a hangar are almost must-haves both for Florida-based and visiting aircraft.

Brian Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Ross Aviation, said, “In addition to its convenient location to South Florida and the Palm Beaches, Stuart Jet Center has one of the top ranked service teams in the country and long-standing reputation for operations excellence. Members of the team have been contributors to business aviation in Florida for decades, and the opportunity to partner with them is a big win for us – and an important part of our strategic network expansion in Florida, and nationwide.”

“Dan, Doug and Jeff Capen will continue to play an important role in leadership at Stuart Jet Center,” Mr. Corbett continued, “with Dan Capen serving as vice president and general manager of the facility. Dan and his family’s values and standards align well with our Flight Hospitality promise to customers and, together, we’re committed to making a great facility even stronger.” Ross Aviation’s new location in Stuart, Florida is a key addition to the company’s growing presence on the East Coast – which also includes Sarasota, Florida (SRQ), Westchester County (near New York City) (HPN), Bedford (near Boston) (BED), and the Cayman Islands.

Pictured (left to right) at Stuart Jet Center, Cy Farmer, COO; Lance Allen, CFO, Brian Corbett, CEO, Dan Capen, VP / GM at Ross Aviation Stuart; Doug Capen, Assistant GM at Ross Aviation Stuart; Jeff Capen, Assistant GM at Ross Aviation Stuart, Larry Jorash, VP, Operations, Integration and Safety.