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New State acquires Finnoff Aviation Products
Having Finnoff's engine and propeller upgrade capabilities alongside NS Aviation's Blackhawk operation will provide additional value to Pilatus operators and expand its portfolio for owners across a range of aircraft.
Chris Finnoff.

New State Aviation Holdings (NS Aviation), the general aviation-focused platform of New State Capital Partners, has acquired Finnoff Aviation Products, a provider of aircraft upgrades for the Pilatus PC-12. Finnoff joins NS Aviation's existing investments in Blackhawk Aerospace and AVEX Aviation, a provider of sales and maintenance for the TBM series of aircraft. Founder Chris Finnoff and the management team will remain with the company.

Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Finnoff provides proprietary engine and propeller upgrades for Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, improving aircraft speed, safety and climb capabilities, while reducing aircraft noise. Finnoff holds an FAA-certified supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P engine for the Pilatus PC12. Finnoff serves as a distributor of both the MT Propeller five-blade and seven-blade propellers for the PC12, as well as for the five-blade propellers for the King Air 90, 200 and 350. The company also provides battery and avionics upgrades, as well as aircraft brokerage services.

"The combination of Finnoff's engine and propeller upgrade capabilities with our existing Blackhawk operation will provide additional value to the Pilatus operator community," says NS Aviation CEO Chad Cundiff. "It also expands our core product offerings and generates unique cross-selling opportunities with the Blackhawk team. We welcome Chris Finnoff and the Finnoff team to NS Aviation and look forward to working together to offer a broader portfolio of products and services for owners across a wider variety of aircraft."

"Finnoff Aviation is well known for its deep industry experience and strong customer relationships built on decades of superior customer service. Adding its products and expertise to the NS Aviation family allows us to significantly accelerate the development of new aircraft upgrades," adds Blackhawk CEO Jim Allmon.

"We're excited to join NS Aviation and give our team the opportunity to leverage the wider portfolio of AVEX and Blackhawk products for new and existing clients," says Chris Finnoff. "NS Aviation shares our commitment to maintaining our company's values and long-standing dedication to service and technical excellence."

Daniel Han, senior principal at New State and chairman of NS Aviation, says: "We are truly pleased to partner with Chris, a proven industry leader, and close the platform's fourth acquisition in 18 months. We remain focused on becoming the premier service provider for the light turbine market by investing in our people and operations, and acquiring quality businesses."

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