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September 26, 2017

Valair Aviation Named to Metro 50 List of OKC’s Fastest Growing Companies

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a full service MRO and FBO facility at Wiley Post Airport, was named the 46th fastest-growing private company in Oklahoma City at the 2017 Metro 50 Awards hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Valair Aviation has been a Metro 50 Award recipient three times.  

“Valair Aviation is delighted to be recognized as one of Oklahoma City’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Darryl Wilkerson, Valair Aviation President.  “We are truly grateful for our City, State, and Federal Representatives along with the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce who are committed to enhancing the business environment of Oklahoma City and the great State of Oklahoma.”

“We appreciate our customers who entrust us with their maintenance and integration projects – with full confidence of quality completion,” Wilkerson added.  “Lastly, I am personally thankful to the employees of Valair Aviation, without whom, none of these achievements are possible.  The sustained growth of our company reflects the commitment to quality and customer service that our team demonstrates every day.”

During the banquet, Valair was featured as an innovative, global aviation services company supporting complex system integrations for special operations customers, foreign militaries and domestic agencies – all with exceptional results. Additionally, Valair's impressive growth in Avionics Sales and Services has earned the company recognition as one the largest Avionics shops in the Central Southwest Region and greatly supported the company's Metro 50 achievement.

Valair was recognized along with the other honored companies at the Metro 50 Awards Banquet on September 25, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett announced the official rankings.  The Metro 50 Award allows both emerging companies, as well as companies that have exhibited substantial history as an established business, to be recognized.  Metro 50 companies demonstrate positive growth in revenues; growth in the number of employees; creativity/entrepreneurship; and business development through the expansion of facilities, customer base or markets.

The Metro 50 Awards are sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company/INSURICA, Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Business, EY, Express Employment Professionals, The Journal Record Publishing Company, OGE Energy Corp. and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

About Valair Aviation

Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency, and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.  Learn more at

About AGC Aerospace & Defense

AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services.  Learn more at