DENVER—KSL Capital Partners, LLC (KSL) announced today that affiliates of KSL have completed the acquisition of six FBOs from BBA Aviation through a newly formed company to be known as Ross Aviation. Jeff Ross, who is a seasoned industry executive with whom KSL has worked in the past, will serve as President and CEO of Ross Aviation.
The six FBOs are located at the following airports:
Westchester County Airport, New York
Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia
Scottsdale Airport, Arizona
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, California
Fresno Yosemite International Airport, California
“In 2014, the predecessor to Ross Aviation sold 20 FBOs to Landmark Aviation. This acquisition marks our return to the FBO business, a business we have been involved in for nearly 30 years. We look forward to being able to serve many former customers as well as many new customers, bringing to bear the service standards and customer contact that is symbolized by the name Ross Aviation,” said Jeff Ross.
Ross Aviation and its predecessor vehicles have been based in Denver, Colorado for 23 years. The company solely focuses on serving private aircraft at fixed based operations locations at major national and regional airports.
KSL is a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises in five primary sectors: hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL has offices in Denver, CO; Stamford, CT; and London. Since 2005, KSL has raised approximately $7.1 billion in equity capital commitments. KSL’s current portfolio includes some of the premier properties in travel and leisure. In the United States, KSL owns the Miraval Group, the owner and operator of luxury spa and wellness properties, and the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. KSL also owns premier recreation businesses, including iFly Indoor Skydiving, the world’s leading operator of indoor skydiving facilities, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, two of the leading ski resorts in North America, WellBiz Brands, one of the largest health and wellness franchise organizations in the United States, and is a significant shareholder of Whistler Blackcomb, the most visited ski resort in North America. In the United Kingdom, KSL owns Cameron House on Loch Lomond, The Belfry in the West Midlands and Village Hotel Club, which owns and operates a portfolio of 28 hotels throughout the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.kslcapital.com.