Geoff Heck

Geoff Heck is a distinguished aviation executive with a career spanning over 26 years in the industry. An experienced pilot, Geoff accumulated over 1,400 flight hours including flying freight and air ambulance to remote locations. These early experiences, however, revealed a preference for working closely with people, prompting a shift towards aviation management. Joining Signature […]

Industry Veteran, Geoff Heck, Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Aero Centers

SAR Trilogy Management, LLC (“SAR-T”), the holding company of the Aero Centers portfolio of FBOs, today announced that industry veteran, Geoff Heck, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. As the newest and most experienced addition to the leadership team, Heck will manage and oversee Aero Centers’ FBO portfolio. “We are pleased to attract […]

Sharyar Aziz Announced As Chief Financial Officer Of Aero Centers

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: SAR Trilogy Management, LLC announces Sharyar Aziz as Chief Financial Officer of its Aero Centers fixed-base operators (FBO) business. Aziz reports to founders and co-CEO’s S. Michael Scheeringa and Sanjay Aggarwal and is responsible for leading all financial, accounting, information technology and procurement functions. Sanjay Aggarwal, co-founder and managing director of SAR […]

The Ultimate Guide to FBO Airports

Aero Center ILM Hangar and Ramp, FBO Airports

Unveiling the Luxurious World of Private Jet Travel and FBO Airports FBO airports are key players in this sophisticated travel experience when flying by private jet, which we consider to be the epitome of luxury and convenience. Additionally, as a premier FBO, we offer an insider’s look into the world of Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), […]

What is an FBO

Aero Center ILM Wilmington Lobby, FBO Airports

The FBO Experience: What You Need to Know When it comes to private jet travel, choosing the right Fixed Base Operator (FBO) can make all the difference. An FBO is an essential service provider that offers a wide range of amenities and services to private jet travelers. In this article, we will explore what an […]

Dan Lane

Dane Lane, Aero Centers

Dan Lane earned an Applied Science degree and FAA A&P License in 1991. He then began his career at Aero Center Epps Atlanta, formerly Epps Aviation, in 1992. Dan started in the piston shop as a mechanic and worked his way to piston shop crew chief by 1997. Dan received his FAA Inspection Authorization in […]

Shane Dale

Shane Dale, General Manager, Aero Center Epps Atlanta, at PDK

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Shane is now a 25+ year resident of Atlanta with a background in various forms of customer service.  He has been with the now Aero Center Epps location for over 18 years, starting at the front desk of the FBO.  Through the years he has been the […]

SAR Trilogy Management Completes Acquisition of Epps Aviation 

Aero Center Epps Atlanta PDK

SAR Trilogy Management, LLC has completed the previously announced acquisition of Epps Air Service, LLC, aka Epps Aviation. The business will be rebranded Aero Center Epps Atlanta as it joins the growing Aero Centers portfolio of FBOs.  “We believe that SAR Trilogy Management was the absolutely right choice of a buyer to take Epps Aviation […]

Nicholas Newby

Norm Roche General Manager Aero Centers FBO

Nicholas Newby is a self-driven, 20+ year veteran in the aviation industry. He holds an airframe and powerplant license and has extensive experience with turbine helicopters, turbo-props and Jets. He also holds a multi-engine commercial pilot rating and is a CFI. He has been in leadership positions with Cessna Aircraft, Pilatus Business Aircraft, Honda Aircraft […]

Jennifer McGraw

Previously having held various FBO positions, Jenn joins Aero Center Casper as a General Manager with over a decade of aviation experience—a Casper, WY native who places safety and customer service above all else. Jenn is well-versed in GSE maintenance troubleshooting, and repairs. A skill set that has proved valuable over the years for successfully completing large-scale arrival […]

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Jeremy Epperson

“Jeremy is a true world-class leader in the aviation community,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management.

His life-long passion for the industry and history of developing both people and markets made Jeremy the first and natural choice to lead Aero Centers.

Epperson started his aviation career in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed his leadership and passion to serve. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and is a commercial pilot with P135 experience. He has demonstrated his affection for the business with successful FBO leadership roles at Signature and Republic. 

Aero Centers will bring a level of professionalism and experience back to aviation communities,” added Jeremy Epperson. “Our FBOs demonstrate to the industry we are committed to first-class facilities with knowledgeable and experienced local team members with a passion for aviation. I am very excited to lead the team responsible for developing full-service FBOs and delivering customer-centric service to all aviation customers in a community. I had a vision for bringing passion, fun, and expertise back into aviation communities, just like it was 30 years ago. Aero Centers’ focus on full-service FBOs brings the dream to reality.

Jeremy Epperson

Sanjay Aggarwal

Aggarwal has over 25 years of experience in the aviation and hospitality industries. Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management. Previously until 2015, he was the CEO of Global Crew Logistics (GCL), a Miami-based travel management company specializing in the movements and accommodation of business aviation and cargo airlines’ flight crews. GCL doubled its EBITDA in a short two-year period under Aggarwal’s leadership. 

Between 2008 and 2013, Sanjay served as CEO of two commercial airlines in India – Spicejet (a private-equity-backed low-cost air carrier) and Kingfisher Airlines (a publicly listed full-service carrier). Under his leadership, Spicejet saw its first profitable year and increased its domestic market share from 7% to 12%. Prior to that, he served as COO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He and Scheeringa worked together to take Flight Options to profitability. 

Earlier, Sanjay worked in IT, strategy, financial planning and other roles at Marriott International and US Airways. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. 

Sanjay Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management


Scheeringa has almost 30 years of experience in general and commercial aviation as an operator and supplier. Scheeringa is a co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management, an aviation investment and management company. Before he founded SAR Trilogy in 2015, he was the President and CEO of BBA Aviation Flight Support, which comprised Signature Flight Support, the world’s leading FBO network, and ASIG, a leading operator of commercial aviation fueling services. Under his leadership, Signature grew from 85 to 124 global locations, almost doubled in revenue and tripled profit resulting in the company outperforming the market in 65 out of the last 72 months of Scheeringa’s tenure.

From 2004-2008, Scheeringa served as CEO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He was responsible for the turnaround of the business taking it from a negative 20% margin to a positive 5% margin. Prior to that he spent 13 years at US Airways in officer-level positions in network and operations planning and as the head of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. 

Scheeringa received his BS in Transportation and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. Scheeringa was a board member of the Central Florida Expressway Authority. He is a Past Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and a private pilot.

Michael Scheringa Founder of Aero Centers