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For Immediate Release:
published on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017

For Immediate Release:


Brant Aero of Brantford, Ontario announced today that Hangar 83 Inc. owned by Blaine Field and Ken Tota acquired the majority interest in Brant Aero from Progressive Air Group of Kamloops, BC


Blaine Field became President of Brant Aero effective July 31, 2017.


"I am looking forward to working with a long standing dedicated crew of experts in Maintenance and Avionics to continue to build the brand of value and service. We will continue the approach of keeping and adding new customers one at a time through excellent service. Ken and I are pleased to take over a growing and profitable company. We have developed an excellent relationship with Progressive Air Group and look forward to working with them in the future. We are excited to launch some new initiatives and make some investments into our facilities that will enhance and expand Brant Aero’s offerings to the industry. We will be making announcements in the future”


-Blaine Field


Background Information:


Brant Aero delivers aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, Interior and heavy repair and sheet metal rebuild services  to many types planes from small private piston to multi turbo prop and small  jets. Brant Aero was formed in 1972 by Terry Field (Blaine’s Father).  Terry’s father, James H Field and his brothers Bud and Patrick joined soon thereafter. In 1983, after graduating Canadore College for Aircraft and Helicopter maintenance , Blaine Field joined the company. In 1986 Terry Field was returning from a routine parts pick up in Ohio in the company Cessna 210 when he entered a rapidly developing thunderstorm and was lost over lake Erie. James H Field retired shortly after but Bud, Pat and Blaine carried on the business , relocating to its current location in 1987. After 7 years, Blaine left the company to pursue his own business. This resulted in the formation of Phoenix Aviation in Brantford and later renamed Goderich Aircraft Inc. relocating to Huron Park , Ontario. In 2012, the majority interest was sold to a mainland Chinese company, New United Group.  Blaine left New United Goderich Inc. in 2015 to run Geophysical Innovations and Services Inc. an aerial geophysical survey company doing low level survey for the Society of Geosciences of Colombia (SGC). In 2016, Blaine and his partner Ken sold their remaining shares in New United Goderich Inc. Bud Field retired in 2016 when the majority shares were sold to Progressive Air Group. Patrick will remain on staff to provided sage advice and support as well pursue and provide pilot services in his continued passion to fly. For more information please contact Blaine Field at 519-753-7022.

published on Wednesday,22 March, 2017

Industry veteran Mitch Callaghan will oversee the dedicated group providing a full-array of inspection and repair services for single- and multi-engine turboprop aircraft and light jets.


Brantford, Ontario, (March 21, 2017)  — Representatives of Brant Aero, a division of the Progressive Air Group, announced today that the company has formed a dedicated turbine engine maintenance group and has selected industry veteran, Mitch Callaghan to head the new group.


"A growing number of our piston-engine aircraft owner/operator customers are now moving up to turboprops and light jets,” stated Progressive Air Group’s President, Rob Wharf. "They know the high level of quality work and customer service Brant Aero offers and that’s what they want for their larger aircraft. We felt now was the time to expand our capabilities with regards to meeting their turbine aircraft inspections and maintenance needs.”


"I am very excited about the opportunity to head the Brant Aero turbine group,” Callaghan said. "Our turbine group is dedicated to providing not only the high levels of service, quality and support that our Canadian- and U.S.-based customers expect, but to do so in a timely and cost-effective manner.”


"We are very fortunate to have Mitch (Callaghan) oversee our new turbine engine group,” added Todd Collins, CEO of the Progressive Air Group of Companies. "Mitch is a Transport Canada Minister’s Delegate for 523 certified aircraft, as well as restricted category aircraft. He also holds aircraft certification authority (ACA) certification for the Cessna CJ525-series, King Air-series, and other popular general aviation piston and turbine aircraft.”


"More importantly, he’s been with Brant Aero for over 20 years and in that time he has built very strong relationships with many of our customers,” Collins added. "They trust Mitch and everyone at Brant Aero to deliver the highest quality of maintenance services and ensure that they, their passengers and their aircraft are as safe as they possibly can be.”


In addition to a full range of turbine engine services, Brant Aero’s in-house turbine group also provides turboprop and light jet owner/operators with an array of airframe maintenance and inspection services. In addition, the company offers avionics inspection and installation services, including RVSM compliance and testing. Brant Aero has been providing avionics services for over 40 years.


"The only engine maintenance we sub-contract out is hot-section work,” Callaghan said. "But that work is performed to our high standards here at our facility. We take full ownership of every piece of the process.”


Brant Aero is located at Brantford Airport (CYFD) in Ontario, Canada, just 60 miles west of Toronto. As an added service, the company will cover all landing fees at Brantford Airport for customer aircraft.


About Brant Aero

Brant Aero, a division of the Progressive Air Group of Companies, is a 44-year-old family-owned company located in Brantford, Ontario at the Brantford Municipal Airport, CYFD. Brant Aero is a Transport Canada certified AMO, #10-74 and SMS Compliant. Brant Aero has a total staff of 13 AME’s and support staff. The company represents all leading avionics manufacturers, as well as specializing in aircraft sales, maintenance, and import and export of aircraft from around the world. From simple modifications and repairs to full panel upgrades, their avionics services include customization, installation, maintenance and repairs of most avionics systems on the market today. They are also an authorized Cessna and Beechcraft piston service facility and provide a full array of maintenance and upgrade services for piston and turboprop aircraft. New capabilities include propeller balancing and propeller syncrophaser system testing equipment. For more information about our company and compliance with ADS-B, visit:



About the Progressive Air Group of Companies

Founded in 1975 and based in Kamloops, British Columbia, the Progressive Air Group of Companies (PAG) is the parent company of Progressive Air Services (a global aircraft engine parts distributor), Pro Aero Aviation Ltd. (certified aircraft engine and accessories repair/overhaul, NDT, component painting and on-wing maintenance), and Aero Sport Power (experimental aircraft engines). The companies employ 30 licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs), Technicians, Machinists and support personnel to provide the best service experience for its broad array of clients across North America and the world. For more information, visit:, or


Media Contact:

Dale Smith

Media Relations Representative

Progressive Air Group


Brant Aero's Special Guests
published on Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Brant Aero played host to a very special guest last week!  The Canadian Forces Snowbirds!  The team's two Coordinator Pilots, Snowbird 10 Captain Blake "Naughty" McNaughton, and Snowbird 11 Captain Paul "Faulky" Faulkner stopped by the airport to conduct a pre-site visit in anticipation of the Community Charity Air Show here in Brantford on August 30th, 2017.  
The team coordinators planned for Brantford  to be their last stop for the day, so the jet needed a place in a hangar overnight.  Brant Aero was more then happy to accommodate them!
We are looking forward to seeing the whole team in the sky again in August in support of the Community Charity Air Show!

New! Preferred Valet Service
published on Monday, 3 October, 2016

Progressive Air and Brant Aero are rolling out a new Preferred Valet Service!
If your aircraft needs an engine repair or overhaul, Give us your keys and we will take care of the rest!
Please Contact  Corey Anderson for details, at  1-800-264-6019.

American Bonanza Society
published on Friday,19 February, 2016

Lifetime Membership in the American Bonanza Society brings peace of mind. Be a part of the biggest and best Type Club. Knowledge is power. Get it

Are you using Foreflight on your iPad? Bring it to life with Synthetic Vision
published on Monday,25 January, 2016


The next generation of Stratus portable receivers is here. Stratus 1S and 2S offer more features and even better performance, but with the same pilot-friendly design that has made Stratus the best-selling ADS-B receiver.

ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision is a visually stunning and high-performance hazard awareness capability for iPad. Fly with more confidence in all conditions and terrain. When paired with Stratus 2S, ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision becomes an affordable backup attitude system. Call Pat Field today! 519-753-7022

Stratus arrives in Canada: Stratus 2S is coming!
published on Wednesday,20 January, 2016

The first delivery of Stratus 2S antennas arrive this week.
Stratus by Appareo is our newest product line and Brant
Aero is pleased to be the first to bring Stratus product to Canada 
ADS-B affordability, Stratus 2 ADS-B antenna brings AHRS to ForeFlight.

Brant Aero Brings Stratus by Appareo to Canada
published on Thursday,14 January, 2016

Brant Aero, and their Avionics division is pleased to announce the signature of a distribution agreement with Appareo to bring the Stratus group of ADS-B products to Canada. Stratus Antennas bring leading edge and affordable ADS-B into the cockpit. Subscription-Free Weather, ADS-B Traffic, Back-up AHRS, Flight Data Recording, Pressure Altitude Sensor are now a reality in General Aviation. Combining the Stratus 2S AHRS with ForeFlight's Synthetic Vision brings high-performance hazard awareness capability  at an unbelievable price.
Contact Brant Aero's Avionics Division, Pat Field for more information and delivery dates.

Transport Canada
published on Tuesday,13 October, 2015

Transport Canada is hosting seminars by JRCC and SAR community to promote the benefits of 406 ELT's. Follow this link to review the Transport Canada schedule. Do you need a 406 ELT? Are you looking for a more detailed understanding into the purchase and installation of 406 ELTs? Do you know the installation limitations for 406's? Call Josh Pegg in our Avionics department or Stuart McCaulay, our Service Manager to learn more!

Brant Aero Congratulates the American Bonanza Society
published on Monday,21 September, 2015

The American Bonanza Society has expanded it's influence in Canada by adding Brant Aero to their list of qualified Maintenance Facilities. In support of Brant Aero's growing number of Beechcraft products, Mitch Callaghan, Brant Aero's Maintenance Manager has just graduated from the ABS Maintenance Academy, and marking the first Canadian AME to achieve this certification. This is just one more way Brant Aero strives to provide new services and capabilities to our Customers and particularly Beech Owners.
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