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Seaplane Service Under New Ownership
April 28, 2011 - Press Release
ownership of Alaska Seaplane Service (also known as "Alaska Seaplanes")
has changed hands. As of March 31, 2011, founders Craig and
Loken sold their interests in the company to former Wings of Alaska
managers Mike Stedman and Kent Craford.
Service operates scheduled flights from Juneau International Airport to
the communities of Angoon, Tenakee Springs, Pelican and Elfin Cove with
straight float and amphibious aircraft. The company carries
passengers, freight, US mail and UPS shipments to and from all four
destinations and also offers charter flights throughout Southeast.
Seaplane Service was founded in 1997 by Craig and Aral Loken after they
sold their previous company, Loken Aviation. Both were
previously with Channel Flying, the pioneering aviation business
founded by Craig's father, Ken Loken.
The new owners plan to
continue current operations of Alaska Seaplane Service for the
foreseeable future. Mike Stedman, who will assume the role of Director
of Operations, says "Craig and Aral have built a great business with a
very solid team. We're excited to build on that foundation
look forward to working with our employees and customers to grow and
improve our service even further."
Stedman was the former
President and and long-time Director of Operations for Juneau-based
Wings of Alaska. He is also a shareholder in Wings Airways,
employee-owned tour operator which was spun off of Wings of Alaska in
2002. He currently serves as the President-elect of the
Air Carriers Association Board of Directors and also serves on Governor
Parnell's Aviation Advisory Board. Stedman was one of the early
promoters of Alaska's Medallion Foundation safety program and led both
Wings of Alaska and Wings Airways to become two of the first Part 135
airlines in the state to achieve the Medallion "Shield" status.
He will be joining the board of the Medallion Foundation this
Kent Craford was the founding President and CEO of
SeaPort Airlines, the sister company of Wings of Alaska.
pioneered the concept of business commuter service outside of TSA
jurisdiction with a route between Portland, Oregon and Seattle's Boeing
Field. Craford left SeaPort/Wings of Alaska in
2009. Stedman left the company in early 2010.
Seaplane Service operates three DeHavilland Beaver aircraft and one
Cessna 180, and utilizes Capstone technology; a significant safety tool
allowing the pilots to fly using a moving GPS map, continually
depicting the plane's proximity to terrain, weather and other aircraft.
The company employs 25 people and operates year-round.