SC Aviation to Expand Janesville Operations

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Lietz, 608.210.6858
[email protected]

SC Aviation to Expand Janesville Operations

Hangar addition expected to create 31 new jobs

MADISON, WI, Dec. 14, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded $500,000 in tax credits to SC Aviation to support an expansion of its current hangar facility in Janesville.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the award today at a groundbreaking event for SC Aviation’s 36,000 square foot expansion to its current 12,000 square foot facility.

By expanding its facilities and adding to its workforce in Janesville, SC Aviation is building on Wisconsin’s historic and growing strength in aerospace and aviation,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “We’re proud that SC Aviation is one of about 200 companies in our state leading the way in precision manufacturing, engineering, and innovation for the avionics industry.”

“We look forward to being able to accommodate our growing customer base in our new facility and to be able to offer additional services that we couldn’t have offered without this project,” said Dan Morrison, SC Aviation sales director. This is an exciting day for SC Aviation, the Janesville community and the State of Wisconsin.”

SC Aviation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc., provides corporate charter services in addition to an aircraft management program which includes flight support, maintenance compliance, crew staffing, parts inventory management, safety management, regulatory compliance and other services. The company also provides aircraft acquisition services to buyers and lessees.

Given the highly competitive environment in which the company operates and the high costs associated with aviation equipment, SC Aviation considered expansion opportunities outside of Wisconsin, including sites at airports that actively courted the company as a prospective tenant. WEDC’s Economic Development Tax Credits are partially dependent upon the creation of 31 new full-time employees and the retention of 46 current staff.

WEDC’s Economic Development Tax Credits are designed to help companies pursue projects that will create or retain full-time jobs in Wisconsin and are allocated based on the wage range of the jobs, the number of jobs to be created or retained, the capital investment made by the business, and the training costs for new or current employees. In fiscal year 2015, WEDC executed 52 contracts awarding more than $18 million in Economic Development Tax credits to Wisconsin companies contingent upon the creation or retention of 8,626 full-time jobs.

The City of Janesville is providing $100,000 in tax incremental financing to support SC Aviation’s expansion, in addition to the Tax Credits provided by WEDC. “The City of Janesville is excited to see the expansion of SC Aviation within our community and is pleased to assist with the project,” said Gale Price, economic development director for the City of Janesville. “This expansion is another example of how the partnership between WEDC and the City of Janesville can facilitate the continued growth of businesses within Janesville and Rock County.”

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business development. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter  @_InWisconsin to learn more.

About SC Aviation

SC Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc.  Colony Brands has maintained a flight department since 1946. SC Aviation offers a full range of private aviation solutions including private jet charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance. For more information about SC Aviation, please visit www.scaviation.net​ or call 1-866-290-9999.

Ground Breaking - Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL)

Ground Breaking – Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL)

 

NEW LOOK FOR SC AVIATION’S LIGHT JET

NEW LOOK FOR SC AVIATION’S LIGHT JET

10/27/2015 – SC Aviation is a well-respected flight department, aircraft management and charter operator serving Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. The company is well known for its excellent service and well maintained aircraft throughout the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis markets.

SC Aviation takes pride in maintaining each aircraft with the highest of standards. This commitment often involves the installation of new interior and fresh paint. With this commitment, SC Aviation would like to announce that the Lear 35 has been updated with new paint, new interior and a fresh tail number to go with it – N393SC!

Why 393SC? The new tail number represents the date that SC Aviation started chartering flights – March of 1993. SC (Swiss Colony) has been chartering its aircraft for over 22 years!

Over the last two decades, the private aviation industry has been full of ups-and-downs, economic downswings and regulatory constraints. Despite this, SC Aviation is currently up to 12 aircraft and counting. This Lear 35 has been essential to SC Aviation’s progress and growth! 393SC’s new paint and interior are a celebration of this growth, SC Aviation’s heritage and our commitment to the aviation industry.

For more information about SC Aviation, please visit www.scaviation.net or call 800-416-4176.

Lear 35

393SC – Lear 35

SC AVIATION HAS TRIPLED AIRCRAFT FLEET SIZE IN THREE YEARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SC AVIATION HAS TRIPLED AIRCRAFT FLEET SIZE IN THREE YEARS
Only Chicago Operator with Fleet wide Wi-Fi

Janesville, WI – August 3, 2015 – SC Aviation, a well-respected Aircraft Management and Charter Operator serving Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison, WI, has added another Hawker 800 to its managed aircraft fleet bringing the total to 12 airplanes, ranging from light cabin to large cabin jets. “We knew that we needed to add one more plane to round out our midsize fleet to ensure our charter customers have access to a plane when they need it and this latest addition accomplishes that goal.” said Dan Morrison, Director of Charter Sales, SC Aviation.

The Hawker 800 offers FREE Wi-Fi, a very spacious cabin and can reach either coast, Mexico or the Caribbean from the Midwest in comfort.

ABOUT SCAVIATION
SC Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc. Colony Brands has maintained an accident-free flight department since 1946 fulfilling our ongoing commitment to safety. SC Aviation offers a full range of private aviation solutions including private jet charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance. For more information about SC Aviation, please visit www.scaviation.net or call 1-800-416-4176.

Contact:
Daniel Morrison
[email protected]
4120 South Discover Drive
Janesville, WI 53546
1-800-416-4176

Interior Picture of Hawker 800A

Hawker 800A – Interior

SC Aviation Celebrates 15 years of Pt.135 Air Charter!

5/26/2015 – SC Aviation Celebrates 15 years of Pt.135 Air Charter! SC has been Operating as a Flight department for 69 years in the Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Wisconsin region and has been providing air charter service for the last 15 years.

The Aviation industry certainly has its ups and downs but the great employees of SC Aviation have proven time and time again that quality service, attention to detail and hard work can turn a business into something great. With 12 aircraft and growing… the amazing employees at SC Aviation look forward to another 15 years of service!

 

Hakwer 800XP

Hakwer 800XP

 

SC AVIATION ADDS ANOTHER HAWKER 800XP FOR MILWAUKEE, MADISON and CHICAGO AIR CHARTER

SC AVIATION ADDS ANOTHER JET TO ITS MANAGED AIRCRAFT FLEET

Strong charter demand fuels continued fleet growth.

Janesville, WI – April 20, 2015 – SC Aviation, a well-respected Flight Department, Aircraft Management and Charter Operator serving Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison, WI, has added another Hawker 800XP to its managed aircraft fleet.

“The Hawker 800XP offers a great combination of range and performance along with the most comfortable cabin in its class,” said Dan Morrison, Director of Charter Sales, SC Aviation.

The Hawker 800XP offers a very spacious cabin and can reach either coast, Mexico or the Caribbean from the Midwest in comfort.

ABOUT SC AVIATION

SC Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc.  Colony Brands has maintained an accident-free flight department since 1946 fulfilling our ongoing commitment to safety. SC Aviation offers a full range of private aviation solutions including private jet charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance. For more information about SC Aviation, please visit  SCaviation.net or call 1-800-416-4176.

Daniel Morrison; [email protected]; 4120 South Discover Drive Janesville, WI 53546
Hawker 800XP Jet Exterior

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SC AVIATION ADDS A Wi-Fi EQUIPPED FALCON 2000 TO ITS GROWING FLEET

Janesville, WI – January 8, 2015 – SC Aviation, a well-respected Flight Department, Aircraft Management and Charter Operator serving Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison, WI, has added a Falcon 2000 to its managed aircraft fleet to keep up with their growing private jet charter demand. The Falcon 2000 will be based at Chicago Executive Airport and able to accommodate up to 10 passengers. The Falcon has a range of nearly 3,000 nautical miles and offers nonstop travel throughout North America, Hawaii or Central America.

“We are very pleased to start off the New Year with the addition of this fantastic large cabin jet”, said SC Aviation Director of Sales, Dan Morrison. “We look forward to providing greater availability and selection to our charter clients.”

ABOUT SC AVIATION
SC Aviation, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc. Colony Brands has maintained an accident-free flight department since 1946 fulfilling their ongoing commitment to safety. SC Aviation offers a full range of private aviation solutions including private jet charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance. For more information about SC Aviation, please visit www.scaviation.net or call 1-800-416-4176.

Contact:
Daniel Morrison
[email protected]
4120 South Discover Drive
Janesville, WI 53546

Falcon 2000 | Chicago Based Aircraft

Falcon 2000 | Chicago Based Aircraft

SC AVIATION OPENS NEW OFFICE IN CHICAGO

Growing Demands Spurs Need For More Space

November 18, 2014 ‐ SC Aviation, a well‐respected Flight Department and Charter
Operator serving Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, has seen a 39% growth year over year. To serve
the growing demand in Chicago, SC Aviation has opened a sales office at the Chicago Executive airport.
“By adding the Chicago office, we can better and more efficiently serve our customers, which is and,
always will be, our ultimate goal,” said Ernie Grainger, President, SC Aviation.

About SC Aviation
SC Aviation, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Brands, Inc. Colony Brands has maintained an
accident‐free flight department since 1946 fulfilling their ongoing commitment to safety. SC Aviation
offers a full range of private aviation solutions including private jet charter, aircraft management and
aircraft maintenance. For more information about SC Aviation, please visit www.scaviation.net or call
1‐800‐416‐4176.

Hangar at Chicago Executive Airport

Chicago Executive Airport Hangar

Conference Room Chicago

Chicago Conference Room

67 Years of Safe Flight Wins National Recognition

SC Aviation Records 67 Years of Safe Flight, Wins National Recognition

National Business Aviation Association presented award at Annual Convention and Exhibition

Janesville, WI – SC Aviation, a well-respected Flight Department and Charter Operator serving Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison, WI, is honored to be recognized for 67 years of safe flight operations by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). SC Aviation joins an elite group of approximately 30 flight departments nationwide to have flown 60 or more years without an accident.

The award was presented by the Chairman of the NBAA Board of Directors, Richard Shine at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exposition held in Las Vegas, NV on October 22nd, 2013. The NBAA Convention is the largest civil aviation trade show in the world.

“To say ‘We are excited’ would be an understatement,” said Ernie Grainger, President, SC Aviation. “We work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew and to be recognized by the NBAA in front of our peers is a true honor,” added Grainger.

The Swiss Colony purchased a two-passenger, single-engine Cessna 140 in 1946, and shortly thereafter, purchased a five-passenger Cessna 195. The flight department grew with the needs of the company and added its first jet – a Cessna Citation II – in 1986. In 1999, the company earned the certification to operate its own charter company and SC Aviation, Inc. was born. SC Aviation currently operates three Hawker 800XPs, a Hawker 700, a Lear 35 and a Lear 31A and carries the prestigious Wyvern Wingman industry safety rating.

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