Wheels Up Acquires Mountain Aviation

posted on 5th January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Wheels Up Acquires Mountain Aviation

The addition of Mountain Aviation’s full Part 145 maintenance capabilities housed across seven hangar facilities will accelerate the build out of Wheels Up’s in-house maintenance function and capability, adding expected efficiencies across the Wheels Up operations. In addition, Wheels Up will offer comprehensive managed aircraft services to Mountain Aviation’s existing managed customers as part of the Wheels Up Aircraft Management platform. Wheels Up will also broaden its customer base by servicing recently awarded and a growing government defense contract business and expanding the Wheels Up provision of services to medical transportation customers. Mountain Aviation’s legacy technology will migrate onto Wheels Up’s leading innovative cloud-based Avianis technology platform, creating greater efficiencies and offering more automation and streamlined services for Wheels Up Members and Customers.

“We’ve come to know and greatly respect Mountain Aviation’s talented team over the past few years and are excited to welcome them officially to our Wheels Up family,” said Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are aligned on culture, forward vision, and business goals. This acquisition further strengthens the Wheels Up suite of products and services that we offer to our Members and Customers and enhances our unique total aviation solution positioning.”

“This is an exciting day for all of us at Mountain Aviation,” said Gregg Fahrenbruch, Mountain Aviation, CEO. We are proud of what we’ve built and thrilled to join Kenny and the Wheels Up team to continue to expand and grow. It’s remarkable to see how Wheels Up, with their vision to democratize, digitize, and disrupt, is transforming the industry.”