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Waltzing Matilda Aviation LLC (WMA) announced the acquisition of majority ownership and management responsibility for Exec Air Montana’s aircraft charter and management (ACM) business at the Helena Regional Airport (HLN).
The acquisition accompanies the sale of Exec Air Montana’s full-service business aviation activities to Leading Edge Jet Center, a provider of business aviation and jet fueling services throughout the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, including fixed base operations (FBO), a Part 145 aircraft repair station and Montana Medical Transport, a premier regional provider of air medical transport services.
Notably, Exec Air Montana is the only charter operator at the Helena Regional Airport, operating a fleet of six aircraft.
“This acquisition positions WMA with a great platform for growth,” said John Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of WMA. “Our partnership with Leading Edge Jet Center provides an opportunity to expand WMA’s presence in both the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, strengthening our resilient value offering for customers. We are proud to bring WMA’s charter services, which grew over 80% above 2019 levels in 2020, to a new customer base at the Helena Regional Airport.”