Primeflight Aviation Services Acquires Appearance Group

December 27, 2019

(Houston, TX – December 27, 2019) The PrimeFlight Aviation Services group of companies acquired Appearance Group on December 17, 2019. Appearance Group, Inc. is a Wichita, Kansas-based aircraft cleaning and maintenance company that has operated since 1991.

“This is an exciting acquisition for PrimeFlight as it furthers our mission to be seen as the go-to aircraft appearance services provider within the aviation industry,” Dan Bucaro, President of PrimeFlight, explained. “As we work together to combine our general aviation operations, we look forward not only to expanding our footprint to serve our customers in more places but to improving our overall service delivery.”

Appearance Group is a full-service aircraft appearance and maintenance company, dedicated to fulfilling aircraft detailing needs at over 20 airports across the United States. In addition to offering full-service interior and exterior detailing services, Appearance Group offers leather care and maintenance services, including preventative maintenance, ongoing maintenance, and leather restoration services, under a Part 145 FAA repair station certificate.

“After 20 years of private ownership, we are pleased to join PrimeFlight Aviation Services and become part of their expanding aircraft appearance service network.” President of Appearance Group, Matt Henry explained. “This is a significant step forward for our employees and customers and I look forward to what the future holds for Appearance Group.”

About PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, PrimeFlight Aviation Services and its subsidiaries provide major airlines and airports with the ground handling services, aircraft services, into-plane fueling, deicing, and terminal services necessary for the safe and reliable operation of commercial airline aircraft across a national footprint. The company also offers a wide range of cleaning services for the general aviation industry including wet and dry washing, waxing, Teflon paint protection, leather protection, interior restoration services, transient support and more. PrimeFlight is a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group. For more information, visit