APP Jet Center, a fixed-base operator that owns and operates essential aviation infrastructure, recently acquired the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Witham Field Airport (KSUA) in Stuart, Florida. This acquisition expands APP’s already expansive FBO network in Washington DC, Denver, Fort Pierce, Florida, and Hayward Executive Airport, California.
APP Jet Center is a fixed-base operator (FBO) that owns and operates essential aviation infrastructure. The company offers generous hangar space, NATA safety-trained line technicians, meeting facilities, competitive fuel programs, and concierge-level customer service at strategic airport locations nationwide. Ridgewood Infrastructure’s private equity fund specializes in investing in essential infrastructure investments within the lower middle market of the U.S.
In late 2018, APP Jet Center completed a major expansion project at their Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia facility. This involved renovating existing facilities as well as adding an 18,000-square-foot hangar complex. As a result, the total hangar space at this facility reached nearly 700,000.ft2.
In early 2019, APP Jet Center acquired the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Witham Field Airport in Stuart, Florida, as part of their commitment to expansion in multiple markets nationwide. They plan on adding infrastructure and services at this new location, such as NATA-trained line technicians and flight planning centers.
APP Jet Center provides clients with first-class FBO facilities and hangars at accessible airports in significant markets, boasting generous hangar space, flight planning centers, pilot’s lounges with WiFi connectivity, NATA safety-trained line technicians, private meeting facilities, competitive fuel programs, and concierge-level customer service.
Since 2009, Ridgewood Infrastructure of New York has owned APP Jet Center – a private equity fund focused on essential infrastructure investments for U.S. lower middle market investments. Ridgewood Infrastructure seeks to expand its platform by expanding current locations, adding new infrastructure, or making complementary acquisitions.
Recent news for APP was its acquisition of Witham Field Airport in Stuart, Florida, as a new FBO location, adding to existing FBO operations at Washington, DC, Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, Hayward Executive Airport in California, and Fort Pierce International Airport in Florida.
Witham Field facility will add over 70,000 square feet of aircraft hangar capacity to APP’s portfolio, while they also completed renovation work at Virginia’s Manassas Regional Airport (HEF), including adding a 20,000-square-foot hangar and flight planning center – known as Hangar East complex – increasing HEF capacity by more than 70% and further emphasizing their commitment to growth across diverse markets across America.
APP Jet Center operates first-class FBOs and aviation hangars at Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida; San Francisco-area Hayward Executive Airport; Manassas Regional Airport in Northern Virginia; and Denver Centennial Airport. Recently acquired by Ridgewood Infrastructure, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market infrastructure assets across the U.S.
The company focuses on expanding its portfolio through strategic acquisitions and organic growth initiatives, offering hangar space, pilot lounges with WiFi access, NATA safety-trained line technicians, private meeting facilities, and competitive fuel programs as part of its aviation services offering.
Golden West Jet Center at Oxnard Airport (KOXR) in California became the latest FBO or airport to stock Swift Fuels of Indiana’s UL94 unleaded aviation fuel, meeting FAA EAGLE program goals of eliminating leaded aviation gasoline by 2030 without impairing piston-powered aircraft operation safely. Golden West will still offer 100LL aviation gas as an option.
APP Jet Center recently made headlines when they purchased the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Witham Field Airport in Stuart, Florida, as part of their commitment to expand their platform through organic growth and acquisitions.
FBOs (Field Based Operators) are essential service providers at many airports throughout the US, serving critical aviation infrastructure like fuel, runways, and air traffic control as primary gateways for general aviation traffic entering or leaving metropolitan areas. As such, pilots depend on FBOs to maintain smooth operations that offer customers an unforgettable experience.
At HWD Airport, in a busy urban market where most FBOs cater exclusively to turbine operators, it’s refreshing to see an FBO that values piston operators, too. Not only can you find reasonable self-serve fuel prices there, but the facility is also clean and modern; recently, they renovated existing hangar facilities before beginning construction of an 18,000 sqft hangar complex at HWD.
APP Jet Center is a premier FBO located at strategic airports throughout the U.S. It provides ground services, avionics sales and service, aircraft chartering, flight training, aircraft maintenance services and management, real estate ownership at Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida; Hayward Executive Airport in San Francisco; Manassas Regional Airport in Northern Virginia and Denver Centennial Airport as well as aviation real estate ownership at these facilities. Ridgewood Infrastructure owns majority ownership in APP Jet Center, which invests exclusively in essential infrastructure assets in America’s middle market middle-market infrastructure investments.
APP Jet Center Fort Pierce recently hosted fire training for 40 local (St. Lucie County) firefighters. These firefighters received instruction using a live-fire trainer from the University of Missouri and lunch from Airport Tiki restaurant following their session.
APP Jet Center recently completed an expansion project at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. They increased hangar capacity by adding a 20,000ft2 complex to the existing facility – now totaling 700,000ft2.