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Posted on: October 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] ONVOI Global Services Headquartered in DeFuniak Springs, acquires Monarch Aviation Maintenance

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, ONVOI Global Services (OGS), which relocated its corporate headquarters to the DeFuniak Springs Airport (54J) in 2017, announced the acquisition of Monarch Aviation Maintenance. Monarch Aviation Maintenance a Cessna Certified Maintenance company that  has been located in DeFuniak Springs for the last 7 years. “The acquisition of Monarch is a significant milestone for Onvoi Global Services here in DeFuniak Springs, the acquisition and investment and retooling will expand General Aviation Services in the Panhandle and bring more jobs to the City of DeFuniak Springs.

“ONVOI Global Services has named the new company Eagle Aviation Manitenance and is another significant milestone on our  five year plan to expand operations in the area. Our leadership team recognized early on the opportunities resultant in the growth in  General Aviation support and Flight Training and has developmed a long range plan to continue to expand operations in Defuniak Springs” This is really a great day for our company, every employee is vested in making this operation a success. We are very proud of our entire team. We also are very Happy to have Eric Mengleson and Justin Judice from Monarch joining on our team. We believe they are  the best Aircraft Mechanics in the Panhandle. Aircraft owners from around the country fly their aircraft to DeFuniak Springs to get Eric and Justin to work on their aircraft. Eric and Justin are key players in this investment” As stated by OGS President and Founder Darryl Centanni.

“We very excited about our future with OGS.” Stated Eric Mengleson Chief Mechanic  for Eagle Aviation. 

In 2017, OGS stood up it’s aviation operations division in DeFuniak Springs, bringing 20 jobs to the area as well as investing significantly in  aircraft and equipment purchases in the Panhandle. OGS is the largest purchaser of fuel from the City’s FBO.  In January 2018, OGS signed a contract with Trans State Airlines and GoJet Airlines to provide flight training for US Army Helicopter Pilots transitioning to the civilian workforce allowing Veterans to receive their commercial and Airline Transport Pilot Certification. As a defense contractor, OGS also provides aviation and administrative support services to various government agencies, that include the USAF, USN, USMC and the US Army. Aviation services include aircraft flight operations, maintenance, logistical support, training, range support, aerial surveillance, and repair operations. With over 100 employees spread-out across the United States, DeFuniak Springs now serves as home base for the growing DoD contractor business for OGS.

Airport Director Ryan Adams said, “OGS decision to invest and expand at DeFuniak Springs Airport highlights the importance of the airport to this region and the recognition of the key economic growth area here in the Panhandle of Florida. We support and welcome the growth of OGS . We look forward to their continued success.”

ONVOI Global Services is a Veterans Administration Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). OGS brings Best Value Support Services to clients through an experienced expert staff of program managers and former military subject matter experts with military base operations and facilities management experience.  OGS offers a complete line of base operations, program management, and training and logistics services.

For additional information regarding OGS, DeFuniak Springs Flight Academy and Eagle Aviation:


Darryl D. Centanni

Cell: 805-312-3274


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