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September 16, 2020
AFV Partners announced it has acquired Seattle Avionics, a provider of general aviation applications, FAA-certified and geo-referenced charts and flight data, and augmented reality technology. Based in Woodinville, Seattle Avionics was co-founded in 2002 by John Rutter and Steve Podradchik to offer an easy-to-use flight application for the general aviation market. Seattle Avionics creates pre-flight and in-flight user experiences with its cloud-based solutions providing direct user access to flight planning, weather, fuel prices and group document management. Rutter and Podradchik will join AFV Partner's aviation vertical in leadership positions. Tony Aquila is the founder, chairman and CEO of AFV Partners, which was formed in 2019 as a long-term permanent capital investor. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis advised AFV Partners on the transaction. AFV Partners is headquartered in Argyle, Texas, with offices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Zurich.