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L.J. Aviation Founders Mary Ann and Edward M. Kilkeary Sr.

L.J. Aviation Founders Mary Ann and Edward M. Kilkeary Sr.

to truly know who we are, you must appreciate the underlying principles that drive us....

L.J. Aviation is a world-class aircraft flight management and charter aircraft operation that is headquartered in the L.J. Aviation FBO facility at Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe, PA.  In addition, L.J. Aviation’s growing list of Satellite Bases includes operations and offices in Bedford, MA; Marshfield, WI; Rochester, NY; and at Greater Pittsburgh International.

Founded in 1980 by Edward M. Kilkeary, Sr. and Mary Ann Kilkeary, the company currently manages and operates a fleet of thirty (30) aircraft ranging in size from the Boeing Business Jet and Global 5000 to smaller Cessna, Bombardier and Beechcraft products. L.J. Aviation’s key to success and profitable growth is our adherence to our underlying principles and our devoted workforce of highly trained, tenured and experienced employees. All L.J. Aviation Team Members are 100% committed to attention to detail and earning the trust of each L.J. Aviation client regardless of time, place or situation.

But to truly know who we are, you must appreciate the underlying principles that drive us.  All our Team Members have a commitment to L.J. Aviation that won’t be found in the large publicly-owned corporations that own most aircraft flight management and aircraft charter companies.  Every L.J. Aviation Team Member has a genuine passion for what we do, and compassion for the needs of our customers.  L.J. Aviation benefits from a work ethic that transcends the interests of shareholders and focuses instead on the reputation of a family and a family-owned business. 

L.J. Aviation makes the effort to really know our customers – what they like and dislike.  When our customers call-in, it’s like talking to an old friend.  Truthfulness, Transparency, a Sense of Urgency about Customer Service – these are the principles that are the foundation of L.J. Aviation.