The Pilatus Group, a Swiss aircraft manufacturer, has decided to acquire Skytech Inc., an aircraft vendor with locations in Maryland and South Carolina. Pilatus will continue to employ the 120 people workforce.
Since 1993, Skytech has operated as a Pilatus independent authorized sales and service center. Under the new agreement, the business will continue to operate independently. The business will provide service and sales of PC-24s and PC-12s on the East Coast, as well as aircraft types from other manufacturers.
The Skytech brand will also remain. Current CEO, Justin Lazzeri, will remain to run the company, as will many long-serving employees. Both business locations in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland are included in the purchase.
Pilatus already has a Colorado-based subsidiary, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, which has been in operation for the past 26 years. According to a press release from Pilatus, the company plans to use the acquisition of Skytech to ensure and further improve the continuity and quality of its customer services on the East Coast of the United States.
“The US market is very important for us,” Pilatus CEO Markus Bucher said. “It is essential that Pilatus continues to expand its ‘footprint’. Through this acquisition, we aim to live up to our claim: ‘We create the Pilatus Class!’ I’m delighted to have the company and its staff on board with us – Welcome to the Pilatus Family!”