Canada's Skyservice Expands to U.S.

 - November 10, 2021, 10:08 AM
Skyservice, one of Canada's leading aviation services providers, will expand into the U.S. after the move to rebrand the Leading Edge Jet Center FBOs (which share ownership with Skyservice) as Skyservice locations. (Photo: Skyservice)

Canadian FBO chain Skyservice has expanded into the U.S. via the rebranding of four Leading Edge Jet Center (LEJC) locations in the Pacific Northwest under the Skyservice banner. The two companies have shared primary ownership since 2019 through Toronto-based Instar Asset Management, and combining under the Skyservice brand allows the business to improve market presence and heighten its service offerings to customers across the border.

The LEJC locations are at Seattle King County Airport-Boeing Field (KFBI), Oregon’s Redmond Municipal (KRDM) and Bend Municipal (KBND) airports, and Helena Regional Airport (KHLN) in Montana. Those facilities, which are expected to be rebranded early next year, join the Canadian service provider’s existing locations at Toronto Pearson International Airport, MontrĂ©al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Macdonald–Cartier International Airport in Ottawa.

LEJC had been on a buying spree of late. The company acquired its Seattle location a year ago with plans to build a 70,000-sq-ft environmentally friendly terminal and hangar complex, and earlier this year it purchased Exec Air Montana, the lone FBO at KHLN.

“Skyservice is one of the most respected companies in business aviation globally and we are proud to become part of the family,” said LEJC CEO Steven Levesque, who will become president of Skyservice United States.

“We strive to deliver an exceptional bespoke customer experience across our platform and are committed to excellence and sustainability in all we do,” added Skyservice president and CEO Benjamin Murray. “We look forward to reaching even more customers, partners, and communities with our distinctive value proposition as we accelerate the growth of our company.”