ProJet Aviation Ranks #3 in the Northeast, #12 in Category Nationwide in 2018 Pilots' Choice Awards

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The 9th annual user survey recognizes top U.S. Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) that provide arrival and departure services at more than 5,000 airports.

It’s easy to see why Leesburg is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for private jet travelers in the DC Metro Region.

ProJet Aviation received national recognition for flight support (FBO) services at Leesburg Executive Airport in the 2018 Pilots' Choice Awards, achieving a #3 ranking in the competitive Northeast Region. ProJet also ranked #26 in the nation and climbed three spots to #12 in the country for airports of similar size and traffic volume. Leesburg Executive is the closest general aviation jet airport to Washington DC, the Dulles Technology Corridor, and Virginia's growing horse and wine country.

The rankings reflect the results of the ninth annual survey of FltPlan's 160,000-plus active, registered users, most of whom fly multiple weekly trips.

"Leesburg Executive Airport is the gateway for businesses and visitors from around the world to Leesburg and Loudoun County, and an important engine for the regional economy. The airport's reputation for excellence is paramount to its success, and ProJet delivers excellent services every single day," said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk.

ProJet has ranked highly in the awards every year since becoming the FBO operator at Leesburg Executive (KJYO), and 2018 marks the third year in a row that the company has received a top ranking nationally.

"We work hard to establish extraordinary relationships with our clients, whether they are based at Leesburg or coming to our region for a visit. We are a hospitality company first, and our team loves to help people have a memorable experience. People respond to that type of service." said Julie O’Brien, ProJet Aviation's General Manager. “It’s easy to see why Leesburg is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for private jet travelers in the DC Metro Region.”


About ProJet
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.

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