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July 15, 2014

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

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As the first acquisition in 2006 by Oklahoma City-based private equity firm Acorn Growth Companies, Commuter Air Technology (CAT) began growing rapidly in both revenue and capabilities.

As part of AGC’s portfolio, CAT has grown from a company of six employees exclusively serving the general aviation community to an enterprise with over 100 employees.CAT’s highly respected integration technology services key business and government customers around the globe.

“CAT’s reputation as an industry leader has grown rapidly as we added mission support capabilities to our 30 years of King Air and aviation expertise,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President of the company. “We’re pleased that both the Department of Defense and commercial customers turn to us for solutions to support challenging special operations applications and for innovative products to enhance their aircraft.”

The depth and breadth of aviation technologies and mission support services CAT provides is equally impressive. The company is now a prime contractor and sub-contractor of numerous government and commercial initiatives.

CAT possesses over 50 FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) that have become instrumental in the Department of Defense’s airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) transformation.

Founded in 1986, CAT’s research and development continues to generate new ideas and products that enhance aircraft performance and value. Company services also include training, pilot and crewmember support, aircraft maintenance, logistics support, fee-for-service aircraft operations and ground support.

About Commuter Air Technology

Commuter Air Technology delivers certified aircraft and customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications around the globe. Modifications range from flight performance enhancements and high-density passenger systems to cargo conversions and corporate reconfigurations. With nearly 30 years of experience, Commuter Air Technology offers a full line of technical support services, such as crew provision, training, program management, aircraft maintenance, engineering as well as STC process management and Airworthiness certifications. Commuter Air Technology is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.

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.