Consolidated Fuel Systems™ Acquires Great Planes Fuel Metering

Consolidated Fuel Systems™ Acquires Great Planes Fuel Metering

Consolidated Fuel Systems™ Acquires Great Planes Fuel Metering

Consolidated Fuel Systems announces the acquisition of Great Planes Fuel Metering, Inc. The acquisition will enable Consolidated Fuel Systems to offer a more comprehensive product offering to better serve its customers and expand into new markets.

Started in 2007 by Dave Dewell, Great Planes provides high-quality overhauled fuel systems for the general-aviation industry as well as overhaul services on various fuel pumps and systems, with a unique expertise on fuel injection systems eligible on Continental™ engines. 

Consolidated Fuel Systems is a Class 1 FAA-approved Repair Station authorized to repair and overhaul Lear-Romec™ fuel pumps and fuel injection systems for Continental engines. The company has been an affiliated brand of the Tempest Aero Group® since 2015, providing overhauled fuel pumps and fuel injection systems.

"Great Planes has a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality overhauled fuel systems and customer support that exceeds customer expectations," says John Herman, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Tempest Aero Group. "We recognize the responsibility we have undertaken and the trust that Dave has placed in our team to continue the legacy business he has built.”

Consolidated Fuel Systems provides high-quality fuel systems overhauled at its Burlington, NC, facility. It is an affiliate brand of Tempest Aero Group, also based in Burlington. Other Tempest Aero Group affiliated brands include Marvel-Schebler Carburetors®, Precision Airmotive®, Alcor®, Stratus Tool TechnologiesTM and Tempest®.

Tempest Aero Group is part of the General Aviation Group of Vance Street Capital. Nicholas Janneck, partner at Vance Street, says, "Vance Street is pleased to partner with Consolidated Fuel Systems, adding to their overhaul capabilities with the acquisition of Great Planes. This strategic acquisition brings together two industry pioneers renowned for their commitment to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction.”

This acquisition further solidifies Vance Street's commitment to the general-aviation, aerospace and defense markets. Other active Vance Street investments include Jet Parts Engineering, Spectra A&D Holdings, Tempest Aero Group, and McFarlane Aviation.

For more information on Consolidated Fuel Systems, visit or call Vince Bechtel at (336) 449-5054 ext. 556.

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