Leading Edge Jet Center, a provider of business aviation services throughout the Pacific Northwest US, has acquired Kenmore Aero Services, an FBO at King County-Boeing Field International airport in Seattle, Washington.
Located approximately 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, BFI is one of the busiest primary general aviation airports in the US. In addition to acquiring Kenmore's current operations, LEJC will invest in developing a new executive terminal and hangar facilities on Kenmore's leasehold to further enhance its value proposition to customers. LEJC already has a presence at the King County-Boeing Field International airport through its ownership of a 60,000 sq ft hangar and office complex.
“This is an exciting growth development opportunity for LEJC to meet the essential need for business aviation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond as we pursue consolidation opportunities at growth airports,” says Steven Levesque, LEJC executive chairman. “Seattle has been one of the fastest growing metro areas in America over the last decade, and BFI is a highly sought-after airport for business and private aviation travellers. We are proud to extend our safety-first promise and personalised, premier service to current and new clients as we expand our presence at BFI.”
Leading Edge Jet Center, founded in 2005 and established as a standalone company in August 2019, provides business aviation and jet fuelling services at Redmond and Bend Airports in central Oregon. It fuels commercial airlines and private aircraft and provides hangar space, de-icing, ground transportation and aircraft maintenance and repair services. LEJC delivers critical transportation infrastructure to its diversified customer base, including essential aviation services for the US Forest Service's aircraft fleet. In January 2020, the company expanded its business to Seattle, acquiring an aircraft hangar and executive terminal facility at BFI. Earlier this year, LEJC was awarded the Safety 1st Clean standard by NATA.