About Us

For nearly 60 years, Maine Aviation Corporation, dba MAC Air Group, has provided aviation services to the general and corporate aviation communities. In 1947, brothers Joe and Tom Caruso, just out of the military after World War II, started flying scenic flights from Southwest Harbor, Maine. By their third year, the brothers leased the Bar Harbor Airport, finding a permanent home for their aviation business. Then, in 1959, Joe Caruso moved his family to Portland, where he established Maine Aviation Corporation.

There never was any question about the future of Allyn “Al” Caruso, Joe’s son–he grew up on the flight ramp at the Bar Harbor Airport, and during his high school years fueled and washed planes at the Portland airport. Al Caruso flew for Bar Harbor Airways and, at age 19, became an airline captain.

Today, MAC Air Group is a world-class company providing aviation services globally with the same consistent focus on quality, reliability and safety. Al Caruso operates MAC Air Group with his wife, Alysan, and younger son, Travis, the company’s director of maintenance, providing their customers with international charter; aircraft management; aircraft sales, acquisition and leasing; maintenance, parts and avionics; and now, fixed base operations and fuel.

“Our success is a result of our dedication to total customer satisfaction as our number one business objective,” said Al Caruso. “Our broad range of services and capabilities permit us to offer a full complement of professional support.”