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Premier acquires Stevens' Dayton operations
The addition of Dayton-based MRO and FBO facilities provides more capacity to service Premier's own fleet as well as other aircraft.

Premier Private Jets has acquired new MRO capacity and an FBO at James M Cox Dayton International airport in Ohio from Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems. These facilities were slated to be closed by Stevens as it consolidated its own operations.

"Premier Private Jets is growing its popular charter service. This acquisition gives us needed MRO capacity and expands our geographic footprint," says CEO Josh Birmingham. "We're also pleased to preserve the jobs of 40 experienced and talented employees in Dayton and welcome them to the Premier family."

Premier will operate the MRO under the name Premier Aviation Services and the FBO as Premier Jet Services. The company will upgrade and expand the terminal.

"By acquiring Stevens, we add 370,000 square feet of leasehold space that includes a full refurbishment design centre for paint and interiors plus aircraft hangar storage," Birmingham adds.

Current customers can expect a seamless transition and continue to work with a team they know well. The purchase strengthens Premier's FAA Part 145 repair capabilities by adding a third MRO location to bases in Michigan and Florida.

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