Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that include government, scheduled and on-demand cargo, MRO/CRO and FBO operations.
Berry Aviation was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas. In 1987, Berry Aviation expanded its customer base and services by becoming a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Approved (CARB) Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority. In 1993, Berry Aviation relocated to the San Marcos Regional Airport where its corporate headquarters are located today.
Since becoming DOD-approved in 1987, Berry Aviation has provided unique and innovative aviation services to various branches of DOD and other non-defense government agencies. Berry Aviation conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 30 aircraft from seven satellite locations on three continents and the Pacific Islands. Our customers include all branches of the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies, NCAA athletic teams, NASCAR teams and other Part 135 and 121 Air Carriers. BAI has twice been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Award for Excellence” after being nominated by the Airlift Mobility Command Headquarters in 1992 and 2000. BAI is a privately held, certified small business employing more than 250 team members.
Since founding, Berry Aviation has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience, financial and human capital to provide rapid, safe solutions to its customers’ most complex challenges. All flight operations are conducted by comprehensively trained and experienced pilots working closely alongside our 24-hour operations center personnel to maintain a thorough emphasis on safety, in-transit visibility and on-time arrivals.
In 2018, Berry Aviation was acquired by an investment group led by Acorn Growth Companies, an Oklahoma based Private Equity firm. Under Acorn’s ownership, Berry will continue to add talent, operational capacity and innovative new services to support the needs of customers globally in current and growth markets.