Valparaiso, IN – March 22, 2021 – Sage-Popovich, Inc. (SPI) has agreed to acquire Togs Aircraft, LLC (TOGS), an FAA Part 145 Repair Station. TOGS has been in business for more than 20 years and has maintained a wide array of both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft since its inception. TOGS’s capabilities range from light to heavy turboprops, helicopters, corporate jets, and regional airline equipment. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

Nick Popovich, chairman of SPI, discussed his 35-year history with Blake Groat, president of TOGS.

“I met Blake when repossessing aircraft from a charter operator in Michigan,” Popovich said. “The aircraft and records were so well maintained that I approached, and retained, Blake to become the director of maintenance for an aviation group in Illinois that I was managing as a consultant. When my contract there ended, Blake left and created TOGS. Since then, TOGS has been our maintenance repair and overhaul provider of choice.”

According to Popovich, “The professionalism and level of service Blake provides has always been outstanding.”

Throughout the years, SPI has continued to utilize TOGS for pre-purchase inspections, maintenance of corporate aircraft and helicopters, and repossession support for clients worldwide.

According to Groat, “We are enthusiastic in becoming part of the SPI family, and look forward to continuing to build upon this great relationship.”

SPI is eager to add FAA Repair Station capabilities to its family of companies, which for 42 years have offered aviation expertise globally. With this acquisition, SPI further expands its capabilities to provide:

  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance
  • AOG & Mobile Services
  • Aircraft Importing & Exporting
  • Logbook Reviews

For more information on capabilities or to discuss a quote for services, contact SPI at 219-464-8320 or at