Commuter Air Technology (CAT) introduces Maximum Endurance (ME) upgrades for King Air B300 aircraft


Commuter Air Technology (CAT), headquartered in Oklahoma City, introduced its Maximum Endurance (ME) upgrades for the King Air B300 aircraft during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas. These upgrades, introduced to the market as CAT 350ME, increase the operational gross weight and fuel capacity, providing carrying capacity and endurance beyond anyone else in the market. Read more...

Commuter Air Technology, Inc. Named to Metro 50 List of OKC’s Fastest Growing Companies

Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in Oklahoma City at the 2015 Metro 50 Awards hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. CAT has been a Metro 50 Award recipient five times. Read more...

Valair Aviation supports arrival of Former First Lady, Laura Bush

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, was honored to support the arrival of former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush at Wiley Post Airport.  Mrs. Bush was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Water4 Gala at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Valair Aviation awarded Defense Logistics Agency multi-year fuel contract

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company specializing in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and fixed base operator (FBO) services, was recently awarded a multi-year fuel contract with Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy). 


Acorn Growth Companies Acquires Aerospheres (UK) Ltd

Acquisition Will Provide Global Access to Commercial Airlines and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Markets

Acorn Growth Companies, a middle market private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace and defense, has completed the acquisition of Aerospheres (UK) Ltd, a leading chemical and composite repair supplier to the commercial airline and MRO markets.  

Located 12 miles from Heathrow International Airport, Aerospheres (UK) services over 650 airline Read more...

Blackhawk Modifications and Valair Aviation Renew Relationship for New PT6A Engine Upgrades

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas and Valair Aviation, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla. announce the completion of their recent agreement which renews Valair as an installation and service center for Blackhawk’s line of PT6A new engine upgrades.  The full-service FBO and Part-145 repair station based at Wiley Post Airport will offer customers new engine upgrades for Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Conquest I, Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans and Piper Cheyenne I, II, IIXL. Read more...

Retired General Peter J. Hennessey named Executive Vice President of AGC’s Integrated Defense Group

Peter J. Hennessey, a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General with 40 years of national security experience, has been named Executive Vice President of AGC’s Integrated Defense Group.  AGC Integrated Defense operates under the Aerospace & Defense portfolio of Acorn Growth Companies. Read more...

Valair Aviation selected by Garmin as a Beechjet G5000 Avionics installation center

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company that specializes in aircraft maintenance, avionics, paint, interior, repair, overhaul and FBO services, has been authorized as an installation center for the new Beechjet G5000 avionics upgrade. Centrally located in Oklahoma City, Valair Aviation is the largest King Air G1000 installation dealer in the state. Read more...

Commuter Air Technology Reintroduces the Popular Light Weight Seat

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Commuter Air Technology (CAT) announced that it has re-engineered its popular lightweight seat for the King Air 200 and 300 series of aircraft and modified the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to allow for flexibility in the seating configuration. The seat became popular as part of the CATPass series of modified aircraft, which has been sold both as part of the CATPass and a stand-alone product internationally for many years. Read more...

Valair Aviation names 3 industry professionals to senior positions

Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company specialized in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has substantially enhanced its sales and marketing efforts with the appointments of three long-time industry professionals. Read more...

Commuter Air Technology develops new products to enhance payload, reduce gross weight and increase aircraft safety

Company possesses dozens of FAA certifications that allow it to install new products and enhancements to business and general aviation aircraft Read more...

Commuter Air Technology goes from a small general aviation firm to an innovative industry leader in ISR integration, mission support

Company has challenged the industry paradigm by introducing new technologies and offering customized services to commercial aviation and government customers. Read more...

Valair Aviation opens FBO to aerial firefighters in their efforts to keep state safe from fire emergencies.

Valair Aviation opens FBO to aerial firefighters in their efforts to keep state safe from fire emergencies. Valair Aviation opened its fixed based operation (FBO) to flight crews and firefighting aircraft during wildfires that burned more than 3,200 acres in Logan County in early-May, greatly enhancing efforts to contain the fire. Read more...

Veracity Technology Solutions to Present at the 7F Users Group Annual Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. May 16, 2014.  Veracity’s President Kevin McKinley to make technology presentation before leaders in the power generation industry.  Read more...

AGC AeroComposites to Exhibit at the 2014 Mission Solutions Summit

AGC AeroComposites, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company will showcase its engineering and manufacturing capabilities at the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) 2014 Mission Solutions. Summit May 4-6 in Nashville, Tenn. Read more...

Acorn Growth Companies Names VP of Marketing & Communications

Acorn Growth Companies (Acorn) announces Erika Lucas has been named Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Oklahoma City-based private equity firm. Read more...

Acorn Growth Cos. Promotes Kendra Clements VP of Human Resources.

Acorn Growth Companies (AGC) announces that it has promoted Kendra Clements to Vice President of Human Resources Read more...

Commuter Air Technology Names Bill Coultrup as Director for Global Threats and Response

Commuter Air Technology, Inc. (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has named Bill Coultrup as Director for Global Threats and Response. Read more...

Commuter Air Technology Opens Office at MacDill Air Force Base (Tampa)

AGC Composites and Aerostructures names Joe Paustenbaugh Vice President of Engineering

Paustenbaugh brings more than three decades of composite structures experience, and will be responsible for advancing the organization’s technology strategy, supporting its five operating companies with new technology and integrating programs and opportunities between its companies. Read more...