Evansville-based financial and transportation services organization United Companies has acquired Tri-State Aero Inc. from owner and President John Zeidler. United says TSA is the only fixed base operator serving the Evansville Regional Airport.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As a Federal Aviation Administration Authorized Repair Station, TSA is capable of upgrading, installing, troubleshooting, repairing and performing recertifications on a variety of aircraft’s avionics systems.
“We consider TSA to be a vitally important asset to our community,” said Ron Romain, chairman of United Companies. “Not only does TSA and its experienced and knowledgeable employees serve all flying customers, but it also serves as the front door and first impression many people have of our community. General Aviation is extremely important in communities like ours and we are thrilled to be part of the future of the industry. We believe this acquisition will fit nicely within our portfolio of companies.”
TSA, which was founded in 1963, provides a variety of services to general and commercial aviation customers.
Zeidler, who owned and operated TSA since 2000, says he has no doubts that the company will continue to grow under United’s ownership.