Northwestern FBO Chain Acquires Seattle Facility

 - October 5, 2020, 9:39 AM
Leading Edge Jet Center plans to replace its newly-acquired 1970's vintage Kenmore Aero Services FBO terminal at Seattle's Boeing Field with a modern, multi-million dolllar facility.

Oregon-based aviation services provider Leading Edge Jet Center (LEJC) has acquired Kenmore Aero Services, one of three FBOs at Seattle King County-Boeing Field International Airport (BFI). For LEJC, this marks its third location in the region beyond facilities at Oregon’s Roberts Field Airport in Redmond and Bend Municipal Airport.

The company already had a presence at BFI through its earlier purchase of a 37,000-sq-ft hangar, which can accommodate super-midsize business jets, and 23,000 sq ft of adjoining offices. It has plans to replace Kenmore’s 1970s-era, 4,000-sq-ft terminal, which sits on a six-acre leasehold located on the southeast corner of the field, with a new building triple its size and add 45,000 sq ft of new hangars capable of sheltering the latest large-cabin business jets. LEJC is currently working through the design and permitting process and hopes to break ground within a year on the new 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,” said company executive chairman Steven Levesque. “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 travelers.”