Wing Aviation & Western Airways Sign an Agreement to Merge Aircraft Management & Charter Services
HOUSTON, TX – June 1, 2020 – Western Airways announces today the merger of its Private Aircraft Management & Charter Services with Wing Aviation. Under this agreement, Wing Aviation will assume all Aircraft Management and FAA Part 135 Charter operation responsibilities for the Western Airways fleet, solidifying its position as the largest operator in Texas. Western Airways will continue as an FAA certified Part 145 Repair Station with plans to enhance their already robust technical infrastructure at the Sugar Land Regional Airport.
“Our agreement with Western Airways complements our overall offering. Aircraft owners will benefit from our vast investment in our management services that has amplified our technology, training and compliance,” said Brian Chapman, CEO of Wing Aviation. “Wing’s demand for charter has outweighed our aircraft supply over the past few years. This merger will quickly expand our fleet and meet the demand of our existing and growing retail clientele.”
Wing Aviation and Western Airways are both well respected private aviation brands in Houston. Both companies earned and maintained the highest-level safety standards for their operations, including the IS-BAO certification and the ARG/US Platinum Ratings. The synergy will continue between the two companies past the initial transfer of the aircraft management and charter business. Western will provide maintenance support for the Wing managed aircraft, to supplement Wing’s in-house capabilities.
“With Western Airways and Wing working together, we will be able to help leverage each other’s strengths.” said Keith Mosing, CEO of Western Airways. “Western Airways is pleased to be able to focus on its 145 certified repair station with its large capabilities list, including avionics. We look forward to working with Wing for the mutual benefit of our companies as well as our customers.” Going forward, Mr. Mosing will be a part of Wing Aviation’s advisory board.
Wing Aviation recently moved its headquarters at the Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to a state-of-the-art new facility and has base operations at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), the Addison Airport (ADS). The agreement will expand Wing Aviation’s fleet and geographic presence, creating a more diverse selection of aircraft and base options for charter clients in greater Houston, with Wing’s new base at the Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), a base that will be supported by Western Airways.