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FBO/Handler (Groton-New London / Groton)

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Modern brings Mystic and Columbia FBOs into the fold
Additional FBO facilities in Connecticut, Maine and Vermont bring Modern Aviation's network to sixteen in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, up from just three locations 12 months ago.

Modern Aviation has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Mystic Jet Center, LLC, which operates Mystic Jet Center at Groton-New London Airport (KGON) in Groton, Connecticut; Columbia Air Services-BHB, LLC, which operates Columbia Air Services at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB) in Trenton, Maine; and Columbia Air Services-RUT, LLC, which operates Columbia Air Services at Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (KRUT) in Rutland, Vermont from their two owners.

All of the employees of the three entities will remain with Modern Aviation post acquisition. Collectively, the three operations will add more than 161,500 square feet of leasable hangar and office space to Modern Aviation's portfolio.

KGON is located in the Town of Groton, CT near New London's city centre and in the Mystic region, a popular tourist destination. KRUT is located in proximity to Vermont tourist destinations, including Manchester, Brandon, Castleton, Killington and Okemo. KBHB is the closest airport to Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park.

Modern Aviation's CEO Mark Carmen, says, "We are excited to have the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our presence in the northeast. All three locations are in attractive growing markets and have a long track record of outstanding customer service and safety provided by their experienced and long tenured professionals.

"These locations will bring our FBO network to 16 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, up from just three locations 12 months ago. I'm proud of our team's ability to seamlessly integrate all of these acquisitions and all of our new colleagues into the Modern Aviation family and culture."

Modern Aviation expects the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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