Flightcheck Commercial Aviation Services Acquires KTI, Adding to Line Maintenance Platform

Back to All News   02-Jan-2024

Bensenville, IL (December 15, 2023) – Flightcheck Commercial Aviation Services, a leading provider of aircraft line maintenance, ground handling, and de-icing services, announced today that it acquired Keenan Technical Industries (KTI).

Founded in 1990 by Andrew Keenan, KTI provides outsourced aircraft maintenance services to airline operators at Bradley International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. KTI is recognized for its outstanding customer service and highly trained aircraft maintenance mechanics.  

“The acquisition of KTI marks an exciting milestone for Flightcheck,” said Wayne Jimerson, Flightcheck’s CEO and President. “KTI established a strong regional market position by providing best-in-class customer service and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety, making this a compelling opportunity to expand Flightcheck’s footprint into the Northeast region and deliver top-quality services to our customers across multiple locations. We are very pleased to welcome KTI mechanics to the Flightcheck family.”

Lineage Capital invested in Flightcheck in 2020 to support Flightcheck’s growth ambitions. KTI marks Flightcheck’s second acquisition following the addition of Boxell Aerospace’s line maintenance division in April 2022.


About Flightcheck

Based in Bensenville, IL, with a presence at ten airport locations across the United States, Flightcheck provides line maintenance, de-icing, and ground handling services for domestic and international cargo and commercial airlines. To learn more, please visit www.flightcheck.us.


About KTI

KTI provides line maintenance services for domestic and international cargo and commercial airlines. To learn more, please visit www.ktiaog.com


About Lineage Capital

Lineage Capital is a Boston-based private equity firm that invests exclusively in owner-managed businesses. Lineage’s unique partnership approach provides business owners with significant liquidity, while enabling them to retain a meaningful ownership stake in their company and continued control of the board of directors. To learn more, please visit www.lineagecap.com.