by Marc Selinger

Top Aces’ fleet of adversary aircraft includes the Lockheed Martin F-16. (Kyler Noe, professional photographer)

Canada’s Top Aces, which provides adversary aircraft to train fighter jet pilots in air-to-air combat, has expanded its portfolio by acquiring US-based Blue Air Training Corporation, which conducts close air support (CAS) training for ground troops.

Blue Air will become part of Top Aces Corporation (TAC), a US subsidiary of Top Aces, the buyer said on 6 April. Blue Air and TAC will remain based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mesa, Arizona, respectively, and will continue to operate independently under the same names.

“Through this partnership, we look forward to deepening our relationship with our customers and demonstrating the value of a one-stop solution,” TAC president Russ Quinn said.

Blue Air was…