ProJet Aviation Celebrates Grand Opening of U.S. Customs Facility at Leesburg Executive Airport

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New facility provides a fast and convenient option for travelers into the DC-Metro Region, making Leesburg an international gateway to Washington, D.C., The Dulles Technology Corridor, and Virginia's Horse and Wine Country.

"Leesburg will be a significant time-saver for international arrivals,” - Julie O'Brien, ProJet Aviation GM

A new Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facility is now open at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), offering general aviation and business aircraft operators a new option for clearing customs in the Washington, DC area.

“Leesburg will be a significant time-saver for international arrivals,” said ProJet Aviation General Manager Julie O’Brien. “Passengers and flight crews will appreciate our convenient location, and experience fewer delays and shorter airplane-to-city time when compared to other airports in the region.” There are no landing or ramp fees at ProJet Aviation, the airport's Fixed Based Operator (FBO) since 2010.

Over 300 guests attended The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association's (GWBAA) inaugural open house event to help celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the new facility, which included several business jet displays by Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda Jet, Beechcraft, and Cessna.

The customs facility will relieve pressure from airline traffic as Leesburg is only nine nautical miles from Washington-Dulles International Airport. The facility is open from 6 AM to 9 PM daily.

About ProJet Aviation
ProJet Aviation is the DC metro region's premier private aviation hospitality company, dedicated to helping people accomplish extraordinary things through the wonder of flight. ProJet provides a world-class flight support/FBO experience including arrival and departure services, fueling, and facilities leasing at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), the private aviation gateway to Washington DC, the Dulles Technology Corridor, and Virginia's Horse & Wine Country. Founded in 2007 as a partnership between entrepreneur and educator Shye Gilad, and noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, ProJet’s “aviation hospitality” mindset combines the operational integrity of the world’s best airlines with the refined service of a world-class resort. ProJet is the host sponsor of the annual Aviation Education & Career Expo, which provides an aviation and aerospace forum for thousands of students in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships since its inception. ProJet’s numerous accolades include consistent recognition as one of the top FBOs in the country in the Pilots’ Choice Awards, a Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work, and an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company. Learn more at:

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