Leading Edge Jet Center Buys Montana FBO

 - January 6, 2021, 9:21 AM
The former Exec Air Montana, the sole service provider at Helena Regional Airport is now the fourth location in the Leading Edge Jet Center chain. The facility, which conducts all fueling on the field, has been in operation for more than a quarter-century and will be rebranded over the coming months. (Photo: Leading Edge Jet Center)

Oregon-based Leading Edge Jet Center (LEJC) has expanded its footprint to the central U.S. with the acquisition of Exec Air Montana (EAM), an aviation services provider at Helena Regional Airport. In addition to operating the lone FBO on the field, EAM also provides aircraft charter, management, and Part 145 maintenance services, as well as medical airlift through its Montana Medical Transport division.

The FBO features a 6,000-sq-ft terminal with a passenger lobby, pilot lounge with snooze room, conference room, concierge, and on-site car rental (crew cars are also offered). U.S. Customs is available on the field. The facility also has more than 70,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to a super-midsize business jet.

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of Leading Edge Jet Center’s network into a new region of the United States in partnership with John Maxness and Dan Norhton,” said company CEO Steven Levesque. “With their combined industry experience both as the founders of EAM and as residents of Helena, we are happy to welcome them to LEJC, continuing with the team they created to keep customers safe and connected.”

LEJC operates facilities at Redmond Roberts Field and Bend Municipal Airports in Oregon, and last fall moved into the Seattle area with the purchase of Kenmore Aero Services, an FBO at King County-Boeing Field International Airport.