Based at Brant Aero’s current location at Brantford Airport (CYFD) in Ontario, Canada, the new company will continue to operate as Brant Aero. In addition, the company has established a new parts distribution center based at the facility. That group will operate as Progressive Air East.
“This is a very exciting opportunity. The acquisition allows us to bring together two outstanding companies, each with over 40 years of experience in the support and maintenance of private and business aircraft. The two companies are so closely aligned it was just a natural progression that Brant Aero should become part of the Progressive Air Group,” said President Rob Wharf. “Bud and Pat Field have spent 43 years building an exceptionally strong technical team in a way that is the ideal complement to the priorities that the Progressive Air Group of Companies has established.”
Todd Collins, CEO of the Progressive Air Group of Companies, noted that Bud and Pat Field would remain involved with Brant Aero going forward. In addition, Edie Craddock, a lifetime member of the American Bonanza Society and avid aviator, will remain a shareholder of Brant Aero.
“Between Bud, Pat and Edie we have over 100 years of experience and insight into aircraft ownership, operations, and maintenance,” Collins said. “This is experience that has served Brant Aero well in the past and will be invaluable to assuring our success and growth in the future.”