Utah's Keystone Aviation is expanding its aircraft management, private air charter and aircraft maintenance services at Scottsdale airport in Phoenix, Arizona, establishing the market as a secondary hub in the western desert to mountain corridor for aircraft management, charter and maintenance.
Meanwhile The Arnold Companies (TAC) has formed a new entity to manage upscale private aircraft facilities, beginning at Scottsdale. The company will operate under the newly formed brand TAC Private Hangars, providing exclusive hangar and office space with dedicated ground handling services for locally based aircraft tenants, outside the confines of a traditional FBO. This announcement comes as the company has acquired the assets of the 24-year-old Scottsdale aviation company Gemini Air Group.
“The TAC family is proud to be adding a new airport into our network as we announce this next phase of expansion,” says The Arnold Companies chairman and CEO Greg Arnold. “We are excited to expand the TAC brand to include the exclusive private hangar, office and ground services starting with Scottsdale airport, operating as TAC Private Hangars.”
On 1 May 2021, TAC Private Hangars and Keystone Aviation picked up the former Gemini Air Group operations in Scottsdale and will continue to offer the same great services to tenants and charter customers who utilise the Keystone Aviation services from the same facilities.
“The launch of TAC Private Hangars is an exciting new chapter for our entire organisation,” enthuses Joe Gibney, COO for TAC Private Hangars. “The brand extension under TAC is a strategic opportunity for development as we continue to diversify our services and expand into new markets meeting today's business aviation demand.”
Keystone is establishing a second hub for its fleet based in Scottsdale. Offering a large collection of on-demand charter aircraft from single engine PC-12s to large cabin Gulfstream jets, the KSDL base establishes an additional point of service to existing Keystone Aviation customers and pilots as the company expands into the robust KSDL charter and management market. Keystone is factory authorised for Twin Commander, Cirrus aircraft and Garmin, Airtext and Aspen Avionics. It is also a certified Part 145 maintenance repair station with authorisations for Cirrus SR22 and SF50, Twin Commander, Hawker, Beechjet, King Air, Citation/CitationJet and Cessna 441/Caravan models.
“Since Keystone Aviation was founded over 25 years ago, we have prided ourselves on the focus, training and high attention to detail for all parts of the aircraft management, charter and maintenance businesses,” states Keystone Aviation COO Aaron Fish. “Picking up a second hub in Scottsdale expands our regional footprint south from Salt Lake City in the desert to the mountain corridor we fly regularly. With the addition of the Scottsdale location, we can now offer a greater selection of aircraft to get customers where they want, when they want.”
Arnold concludes: “The name simply states what the new facility and company is about; Private Hangars, managed by highly trained associates and efficient business practices so tenants can keep their focus on their business. And for flight crews, especially since flying is their business.”