GateOne Acquires Chandler Air Service (KCHD)

posted on 29th July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
GateOne Acquires Chandler Air Service (KCHD)

GateOne announces its acquisition of Chandler Air Service—the sole FBO at Arizona’s Chandler Municipal Airport—effective June 25.

The acquisition includes an 8,000-square-foot office building with reception, a pilot shop, flight instructor offices, classroom and study areas, a conference room that seats 12, a break room, and lounge areas, as well as a 14,000-square-foot executive hangar able to house turbo-props and all medium size jets, and an 8,000-square-foot maintenance hangar.

It also includes all of Chandler Air Service’s business lines: full FBO services, a renowned part 141 flight school, aircraft rentals, with a fleet of 21 aircraft, and maintenance.

While the FBO remains open through the transitionary period, a number of updates are already in the works.

It also looks forward to updating the maintenance department by adding one or two service centers to attract customers throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

GateOne is also in discussions with airport management to build additional hangars featuring 28-foot doors to handle most class of business jets.

As such, GateOne will keep the FBO’s staff and leadership, ensuring a smooth transition for its valued customers. During this transition, the FBO will also undergo rebranding to the GateOne Chandler name.

“The team at Chandler has historically done an upstanding job at addressing the aviation community’s needs,” said Thomas Mathew, president and CEO of GateOne.

“GateOne looks forward to helping support the airport’s growth as business and leisure travel in southern Phoenix booms.

“Our goal is to build upon the FBO’s solid foundation to enhance the local aviation community’s experience with GateOne Chandler as a premier gateway to metro Phoenix, an experience that will match the level of service and amenities found at GateOne Cedar City and GateOne Stinson.”