Sterling Aviation acquired by Houston company

Special to The Freeman

March 24, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Landmark Aviation, Houston, on Monday said it has acquired Milwaukee’s Sterling Aviation, an aircraft management and charter provider at Mitchell International Airport.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Landmark is a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group.

"We are excited to welcome Sterling into our network," said Ben Murray, Landmark Aviation President of Aircraft Management & Charter. "We aim to build on the outstanding reputation Sterling has developed in the Midwest. We are also committed to the consistent expansion of our fleet to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Landmark Aviation’s acquisition of Sterling Aviation adds 12 Milwaukee-based aircraft to its fleet. In addition to a network of fixed-base operations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, Landmark also operates maintenance repair and overhaul operations.

The acquisition brings Landmark’s managed fleet to 83 aircraft nationwide.