March 19, 2019

A new Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facility is now open at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), offering business aircraft operators a new option for clearing customs in the Washington, DC area.

“The Washington, DC metropolitan area is a prime international destination for business travelers,” said Paige Kroner, NBAA’s Mid-Atlantic regional representative. “This new CBP facility at Leesburg will provide business aircraft operators an alternative option for clearing customs, and will help alleviate congestion at other local airports.”

The facility will relieve pressure from other busy general aviation airports in the area, as Leesburg is 9 nautical miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD). The facility is open seven days a week from 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. However, CBP requests 24-hour notice for clearance requests.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection logo

“Leesburg will be a significant time saver for international arrivals,” said ProJet Aviation General Manager Julie O’Brien. “Passengers and flight crews will appreciate our convenient location, and experience fewer delays and shorter airplane-to-city time when compared to other airports in the region.”

There are no landing or ramp fees at ProJet Aviation, the airport’s FBO since 2012.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the already opened customs facility on March 27 at the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) open house, co-hosted by GWBAA and ProJet.

“This will be our first ever GWBAA open house,” said Cheryl Goldsby, GWBAA’s executive director. “It gives us a chance to showcase what business aviation is all about and gives business aviation professionals a chance to network with other local professionals. We appreciate ProJet Aviation, the aircraft manufacturers and all of our sponsors whose support has allowed us to offer this new event for our membership and the community.”