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Jet Aviation acquires Ideal Aviation’s FBO and hangars at St. Louis Downtown Airport

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Ideal Aviation at St. Louis Downtown Airport and will merge its full-service FBO and hangars into Jet Aviation’s existing operations at the Cahokia airport.

jetaviation2018Jet Aviation St. Louis currently operates a full-service FBO (fixed-base operation) at St. Louis Downtown Airport and will merge the operations of Ideal Aviation into its existing operations while providing superior customer service.

Jet Aviation now offers more than 51,000 square feet of hangar space for customers at the airport. Ideal Aviation will continue to operate its MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) and flight-training services independently.

“Acquiring Ideal enables Jet Aviation to expand our capabilities, operations and customer service as the closest aviation services provider to downtown St. Louis,” said David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA. “This is a strategic acquisition in line with our goal of growth and expansion to provide the best service possible wherever our customers are. Our St. Louis location is in the center of North America in an active business aviation corridor.”

Jet Aviation’s location at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, is within sight of downtown St. Louis, making it the closest aviation services provider.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. Visit or



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