On-demand charter and jet card provider Jets has taken an equity stake in Pittsburgh Jet Center, an FBO and Part 135 operator, which is rebranding as Private Jet Center (PJC). Based at Zelienople Municipal Airport outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the charter operator will remain an independent company in its current location and with its current staff. Co-founder Clayton Pegher will become its CEO.
“We have identified an opportunity to combine the operational experience of Pittsburgh JetCenter with the sales force of Jets,” Pegher said. “This alliance will allow us to expand our fleet by offering aircraft management services to existing Jets.com clients and leverage the synergies of our relationship.”
Pegher will be joined in the management team of PJC by Jets COO and partner Daniel Satterlund with plans to expand the rebranded company. He said with the ownership stake, Jets clients and members will benefit from the strategic partnership.
“Current Jets clients and members can seamlessly access on-demand charter, jet card membership, and moving forward, aircraft management,” Satterlund explained. “Over the past several years we knew it was imperative to grow a fleet to serve our current and growing membership base.”
PJC’s fleet comprises two Cessna Citation CJ3s and an XLS.