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TAC Creates Hangar Management Business with Acquisition
by Jerry Siebenmark / May 18, 2021, 6:01 PM
TAC Private Hangars will manage 60,000 sq ft of hangar space and 5,000 sq ft of office space at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona following parent company The Arnold Companies' acquisition of the assets of Gemini Air Group.
Following its May 1 acquisition of the assets of Gemini Air Group at Arizona's Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), Arizona, Dallas-based The Arnold Companies (TAC) has established a Keystone Aviation operation there. Additionally, it created TAC Private Hangars, which will manage more than 65,000 sq ft of upscale private hangar and office space at KSDL.
Keystone, which was acquired by TAC in 2012, will provide its full range of charter, aircraft management, and Part 145 repair station services at SDL that will serve as a second hub to Keystone’s primary hub at Salt Lake City International Airport. The Keystone charter fleet comprises 13 business aircraft and includes Pilatus PC-12 turboprop singles, an Embraer Phenom 100, and a Gulfstream G550.
“Picking up a second hub in Scottsdale expands our regional footprint south from Salt Lake City in the desert to mountain corridors we fly regularly,” said Keystone COO Aaron Fish. “With the addition of Scottsdale, we can now offer a greater selection of aircraft to get customers where they want, when they want.”
Meanwhile, "the brand extension under TAC is a strategic opportunity for development as we continue to diversify our services and expand into new [business aviation] markets," said TAC Private Hangars COO Joe Gibney. In addition to providing customers with hangar space and tenant office space, TAC Private Hangars will offer dedicated handling services at KSDL.
TAC Private Hangars Enters Market To Manage Private Aircraft Facility At Scottsdale Airport
As part of the Gemini Air Group acquisition, Keystone Aviation will assume aircraft management duties, private air charter and aircraft maintenance services at KSDL
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (May 18, 2021) The Arnold Companies (TAC) announces the formation of a new entity to manage upscale private aircraft facilities, beginning at Scottsdale Airport. 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 acquires the assets of the 24-year-old Scottsdale aviation company, Gemini Air Group. In addition, Keystone Aviation, a TAC affiliate company, will be providing aircraft management, charter and Part 145 aircraft maintenance from the premises.
“The TAC family is proud to be adding a new airport into our network as we announce this next phase of expansion,” said 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 May 1, 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 utilize the Keystone Aviation services from the same facilities.
“The launch of TAC Private Hangars is an exciting new chapter for our entire organization,” said Joe Gibney, Chief Operating Officer over 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 Aviation is establishing a second hub for its fleet based in Scottsdale, AZ. Offering a large collection of on-demand charter aircraft from single engine PC 12’s to large cabin Gulfstream jets, the SDL base establishes an additional point of service to existing Keystone Aviation customers and pilots as we expand into the robust SDL charter and management market. Keystone Aviation is factory authorized for Twin Commander, Cirrus aircraft and Garmin, Airtext and Aspen Avionics. Keystone Aviation is a certified Part 145 maintenance repair station with authorizations for Cirrus SR 22 & SF50, Twin Commander, Hawker, Beechjet, King Air, Citation / Citation Jet and Cessna 441 / Caravan.
“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,” stated Keystone Aviation Chief Operating Officer, Aaron Fish. “Picking up a second hub in Scottsdale expands our regional footprint south from Salt Lake City in the desert to 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,” Fish continued.
“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,” said Arnold.
Launching of the new TAC Private Hangars at KSDL in Scottsdale, The Arnold Companies has set the ceiling high for what is to come.
About TAC Private Hangars
TAC Private Hangars is the newest division of The Arnold Companies (TAC) established in 2021 supporting ground operations for private aircraft and business aviation. Headquartered in Dallas, TX and currently operating over 65,000 square feet of private hangar and office space at KSDL in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about TAC Private Hangars, visit tacprivatehangars.com.
About Keystone Aviation
Keystone Aviation is the largest provider of private jet charter, aircraft management and aviation maintenance headquartered in the Intermountain West, serving private aviation customers across the U.S. and globally. For over 25 years, the company has provided personalized and adaptive travel solutions including private air charter, aircraft management and maintenance services, along with aviation consultative solutions. Currently maintaining and operating a fleet of over 20 luxury aircraft to fit any size travel request and budget, Keystone Aviation meets customers’ business and personal travel needs. For more information about Keystone Aviation, visit keystoneaviation.com.
About The Arnold Companies (TAC)
The Arnold Companies (TAC) is a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company and one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of refined petroleum products.
TACenergy is an independent wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products with an annualized fuel volume in excess of two-and-a-half billion gallons. TAC Air has a network of 16 fixed-base operations (FBO) locations across the U.S. providing ground support services and fuel sales representing three million square feet of tenant and hangar space, servicing 320,000 business and general aviation aircraft movements annually.
TAC has a reputation for simplifying business and exceeding what others in the industry are doing in order to create sustainable growth. TAC employs more than 800 associates across all three divisions. Ultimately, it’s the company’s associates and their passion for service that sets TAC apart. Learn more about TAC and each division at thearnoldcos.com.
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