Ross Aviation acquires Island Air FBOs located on the Cayman Islands

posted on 6th February 2019 by Omar

Ross Aviation has successfully acquired Island Air Fixed Based Operator’s (FBOs). With locations at the Owens Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman as well as Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac, both in the British West Indies.

The FBO on Grand Cayman, conveniently located next to the general aviation customs arrivals building, features a comfortable executive terminal for passengers and crew.

Jeff Ross, president and chief executive officer of Ross Aviation, said: “The Cayman Islands are well known for their superior resorts, the famous Seven-Mile beach, superb restaurants and international banking institutions. We are pleased to partner with an FBO with excellent customer service in a vibrant and growing leisure destination.”

Charles Kirkconnel International Airport

Mr Ross is an aviation industry veteran who founded Ross Aviation in 2004, growing the business into the fourth-largest chain of fixed base operators in the US, until he sold the service providers to Landmark Aviation 10-years later.

Once Landmark Aviation was absorbed by Signature Flight Support, the newly formed company was ordered to divest six of the fixed-base operators. The six locations were chosen in 2016 for $190 million by KSL Capital Partners. Mr Ross was then selected to lead the six service providers under the reformed Ross Aviation name.

Island Air will remain branded as such, with Marcus Cumber, continuing as managing director and partner to oversee daily operations.

Mr Cumber said: “We are excited to become part of the Ross Aviation network, and our customers can expect the same excellent, consistent customer service in the future as they have enjoyed in years past.”

Island Air has been serving the Cayman Islands aviation community since 1987.

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