Pittsburgh Jet Center, the lone service provider at Pennsylvania’s Zelienople Municipal, North Pittsburgh, will rebrand to Private Jet Center. Under the new arrangement, PJC co-founder Clayton Pegher will become CEO of the company.
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.
Zelienople Municipal Airport (ICAO: KPJC, FAA LID: PJC) is a public airport in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, a mile west of Zelienople, a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in the Northern Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The airport is owned and operated by the Zelienople Airport Authority.
It serves Southern Butler County (including Cranberry Township and Wexford) as well as Northern Allegheny County. The airport is located a few minutes drive from Interstate 79. The airport began service in 1958, and is one of many medium-sized airports north of Pittsburgh