Boston-based Part 135 Waltzing Matilda Aviation (WMA) has acquired majority ownership and management responsibility for Exec Air Montana's aircraft charter and management business at Helena Regional airport in Montana.
The acquisition accompanies the sale of Exec Air Montana's full-service business aviation activities to Leading Edge Jet Center, a provider of business aviation and jet fuelling services throughout the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, including FBOs, a Part 145 aircraft repair station and Montana Medical Transport, a premier regional provider of air medical transport services.
Exec Air Montana is the only charter operator at Helena Regional airport, operating a fleet of six aircraft.
“This acquisition positions us with a great platform for growth,” says John Thomas, CEO of Waltzing Matilda. “Our partnership with Leading Edge Jet Center provides an opportunity to expand our presence in both the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, strengthening our resilient value offering for customers. We are proud to bring WMA's charter services, which grew over 80 per cent above 2019 levels in 2020, to a new customer base at Helena Regional.”