Modern Aviation acquires Boeing Field FBO operator Gateway USA

Modern Aviation has announced the acquisition of Gateway USA, LLC, operating one of the two main FBOs at Boeing Field (KBFI) in Seattle, Washington, the company said.

The Seattle facility, which will be rebranded as Modern Aviation in the first quarter of 2019, is the third FBO acquisition closed in less than 12 months for Modern Aviation, an FBO platform backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners.

The FBO offers more than 65,000 square feet of hangar space, 18,000 square feet of terminal and office space, and aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services via its Part 145 Repair Station. Gateway is also the exclusive authorized dealer and service center for Quest Kodiak in the Pacific Northwest.

Modern Aviation´s strategy is to acquire and develop FBO operations in growth markets and to focus on providing exceptional service, extraordinary quality and industry-leading safety.

Modern Aviation has secured the backing of the growth-oriented infrastructure private equity fund, Tiger Infrastructure Partners.

Winston & Strawn acted as legal counsel for Modern Aviation.

Modern Aviation is a growing company that is building a national network of premium FBO properties. The management team includes executives from Universal Weather and Aviation and Atlantic Aviation.

Tiger Infrastructure Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms. The firm targets investments in communications, energy, transportation, and related sectors, primarily located in North America and Europe.