YUKON, Oklahoma — Legacy Aviation Services has acquired its neighboring MRO facility on Clarence E. Page Airport (KRCE) in Oklahoma City, Mid-Continent Airmotive.
As a combined operation, Legacy Aviation adds to its FBO/MRO business an additional 17,300 square feet of hangar and office space, numerous airframe and powerplant technicians, along with control of the airport’s new fuel farm and fueling service.
Raul (RJ) Gomez, president and CEO of Legacy Aviation, said he is both pleased and excited over the opportunities this offers.
“Gary Riggs has been the owner and leader of Mid-Continent since the 1970s. He has always provided the highest quality service and expertise to his loyal customers,” he said. “Although we have been friendly competitors and neighbors, we are both eager to start this new chapter of growth at Legacy. Having said that, we will miss Gary’s friendly presence on the field.”
The acquisition of Mid-Continent is an ideal fit to Legacy’s core business of maintenance, repair, and airframe modifications to the turboprop and light jet market segment, primarily the Twin Commander, King Air and Cessna Citation, according to Gomez.
“Mid-Continent employs experienced and extremely knowledgeable technicians for the King Air and Citation airframes that will be coming to us,” he said. “Their addition will only strengthen Legacy’s knowledge base and the commitment to our customers for the most efficient, reliable, and cost effective services possible. Owners of these airframes can be absolutely confident in knowing they have many decades of knowledge and experience keeping their aircraft safe and operational.”
Legacy Aviation will now manage the fueling services on KRCE. Currently, the available Jet A and 100LL fuel has been available but not aggressively promoted; this will change, he said.
Now officially free to retire, Mid-Continent’s founder Gary Riggs is relieved that the business he grew is in capable hands.
“From my experience I can tell you RJ and his team at Legacy are the best there is when it comes to maintaining, inspecting, repairing or structurally modifying aircraft. Honestly, if I could have chosen anyone to carry on with the Mid-Continent torch it would be Legacy. I just got lucky having them as our neighbors all these years. My customers are in very good hands.”
For more information: Legacy-Aviation.com