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Mayo partners with Stevens for maintenance in Denver
Mayo Aviation is to expand aircraft maintenance capabilities for its managed aircraft and charter customers through a strategic alliance with Stevens Aerospace and Defense.
Read this story in our April 2024 printed issue.

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems is to acquire the MRO operations at Centennial airport in Denver, Colorado, of US aircraft management and charter service provider Mayo Aviation.

“This allows us to better focus on our aircraft owners and charter services while offering a national MRO partnership to our customers, giving them more options, capabilities and expertise,” says Mayo Aviation president Brent Moldowan. “Stevens offers a robust maintenance provider plan nationwide for our owners, with a proven track record.”

Mayo Aviation serves as the Rocky Mountain West base of the George J Priester Aviation family of companies. Last year, Stevens acquired the maintenance operations of Hill Private Aviation, George J Priester’s southeast base, at Fulton County airport in Atlanta, Georgia. This latest alliance offers all Priester customers more access to MRO capabilities for all types of aircraft, especially Mayo Aviation’s 45 year relationship with Colorado Flight for Life and its fleet of King Air aircraft. The Stevens alliance is in addition to existing relationships and maintenance options Mayo customers currently enjoy.

The move will allow Mayo customers to leverage the expertise and scale of Stevens’ operations, including preferential scheduling, while keeping personal dedication to service. Similar to George J Priester companies, the Centennial airport base will be Stevens’ farthest west.

Stevens additionally has MRO locations at Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Nashville, Tennessee, plus an extensive mobile maintenance division.

“Stevens’ legacy as a privately owned aviation company aligns with the values of all of our companies,” adds Moldowan. “It understands that aviation is a service business and shares the same focus on customers. Partnering with such an established, similar-minded company allows Mayo to best serve our owners’ needs and benefit charter clients.”

In September 2023, Stevens expanded its MRO services to Fulton County Executive airport at Brown Field in Atlanta through a deal with Hill Aircraft and Priester Aviation. Hill Aircraft continues to operate its FBO while upgrading and expanding client offerings with Stevens’ maintenance capabilities, and its charter and management services joined the Priester Aviation family of companies as Hill Private Aviation.

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