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Horizon Aircraft appoints Brian Merker as Chief Financial Officer ahead of anticipated business combination

Robinson Aircraft Ltd which uses the trading name Horizon Aircraft, has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of “seasoned financial aviation executive”, Brian Merker, as Chief Financial Officer.

“Mr. Merker brings more than 20 years of senior financial management experience to Horizon spanning both public and private sectors, including 10 years serving in the aviation sector” according to the press release.

“Most recently, Mr. Merker served as Chief Financial Officer of Skyservice Business Aviation, supporting their growth efforts in aircraft management, maintenance, fixed-based operations, charter, and brokerage. Prior to Skyservice Business Aviation, Mr. Merker was Vice President of Finance at Discovery Air, a publicly traded company that included a diverse range of aviation related services. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Merker served as Vice President of Finance at Score Media, a publicly traded company focused on sports broadcast and technology innovation. Mr. Merker began his career in the KPMG audit practice with significant exposure to SEC registrants at the commencement of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. Mr. Merker obtained his Commerce degree with Honors in Economics from Guelph University before attending Queen’s University to complete his Chartered Professional Accounting academia requirements.

“As previously announced, Horizon Aircraft and Pono Capital Three, Inc. (NASDAQ), a special purpose acquisition company, entered into a proposed business combination on August 15, 2023 to form a combined public company. Upon closing, the newly combined company will trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol “HOVR.” ”

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