ProJet Aviation Hosts Grand Opening of New Jet Center and AvFuel Dealership at the Leesburg Executive Airport

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ProJet showcases Leesburg as a viable alternative to Dulles, with low fuel prices and easy access to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC

ProJet Grand Opening, Leesburg VA

...Leesburg is clearly the best location for travelers who want priority access to the Metropolitan Washington DC area.

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ProJet Aviation, a Metro-DC area aircraft management and worldwide charter company, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new Jet Center at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO). Six corporate aircraft are already based at the facility, which features over 25,000 square feet of hangar and office space. The new facility serves as the principal base of operations for ProJet’s growing fleet of charter aircraft, as a compliment to the company’s existing flight operations in Winchester and Manassas Virginia. ProJet also sells Jet Fuel at Leesburg through a partnership with AvFuel.

The invitation-only crowd of approximately 100 people enjoyed viewings of ProJet’s Gulfstream GIV-SP and Piaggio Avanti II, as well as a Nextant Aerospace 400NT demonstrator, and a private Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter. ProJet also featured several local and regional business partners who provided gourmet food and beverages. Highlighting the event were guest speeches from entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd, Supervisor Kelly Burk (Leesburg District), and Leesburg Airport Director Timothy B. Deike.

Mr. Deike updated the crowd on airport improvements, including an Instrument Landing System (ILS) that will be operational this November, and future growth plans to include a runway extension and air traffic control tower. All of the speakers emphasized the importance of business aviation as an economic growth engine for the region and the country.

ProJet Aviation CEO Shye Gilad recognized the contributions of the company's employees. “Congratulations, we all earned this moment together,” said Gilad, “I hope you all benefit from the success of this facility for many years to come.” Gilad also credited strong community support and the airport’s location as key factors that brought ProJet to the area. “As you heard today directly from the mouths of State, County, and Town leaders, the Leesburg Airport has true community support, and it is clearly the best location for travelers who want priority access to the Metropolitan Washington DC area.” The Leesburg Executive Airport features direct access to Dulles and Washington DC via the Greenway (VA route 267).

About ProJet Aviation:
ProJet Aviation is the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area's premier aircraft management and charter company, specializing in private jet management, worldwide charter flights, aviation consulting, and acquisition services. ProJet operates a full service jet center in Leesburg, Virginia, with additional bases in Winchester and Manassas. A Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work,” ProJet combines the safe and secure operational practices of the world’s best air carriers with the refined service of a world-class resort. ProJet Aviation: The value of time, the wonder of flight.

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