Pilatus Aircraft buys Skytech
Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus has acquired US vendor and specialist service provider Skytech, following the retirement of its co-founder and owner John Foster
The purchase includes both business locations in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland, as well as all other assets owned by Skytech.
Pilatus has confirmed that Skytech’s full workforce of 120 will remain employed following the takeover of its long-term partner, with the company continuing to be operated independently under current Skytech CEO Justin Lazzeri. The brand is also unchanged.
Skytech has operated as a Pilatus Independent Authorized Sales and Service Center since 1993, and is solely responsible for servicing and sales of PC-24 and PC-12 aircraft on the US East Coast. However, it also conducts work on aircraft types from other manufacturers.
The acquisition will allow Pilatus to ‘expand its direct involvement in the US market’, building on the work done by its existing Colorado-based subsidiary, Pilatus Business Aircraft, which has been in operation for 26 years.
The company said: “Assisted by its other sales and service partners, Pilatus will use the acquisition of Skytech to ensure and further improve the continuity and quality of its award-winning customer services on the East Coast of the US.”