Pittsburgh-area FBO Rebrands

 - May 5, 2021, 12:30 PM
Same initials, new name. Following its acquisition, Pittsburgh Jet Center, the sole FBO at Zelienople Municipal Airport (KPJC) will change its name to Private Jet Center. When the airport was given a new designator by the FAA, in honor of the company PJC was chosen, leading its new ownership to choose a name that maintains that connection. (Photo: Private Jet Center)

Following its acquisition by the ownership group of Jets, Pittsburgh Jet Center, the lone service provider at Pennsylvania’s Zelienople Municipal Airport (KPJC), will rebrand to Private Jet Center. Under the new arrangement, PJC co-founder Clayton Pegher will become CEO of the company, which will continue to operate independently.

The company, which was founded in 2003, also manages the airport, and its initials were taken for the airport’s new designator. Its facility includes 24,000 sq ft of heated hangar space and a two-story 1,800-sq-ft terminal with a passenger lobby, pilot lounge, flight planning area, crew cars, and on-site car rental.

According to Pegher, a $400,000 expansion of the two-decade-old terminal is planned for later this year that will add a snooze room and a 16-seat conference room. The upgrade will be tied to the conclusion of a three-year, $6.5 million rehabilitation project on the airport's Runway 17/35, which will remove its displaced thresholds and extend its usable length to 5,002 feet by year-end.

Pegher also noted that the company is looking to add additional FBOs in other markets such as South Florida and New York.