An Evening in Aviation

Pittsburgh, PA

On May 15th, PNC & LJ Aviation partnered to bring together 15 of the finest aircraft in business aviation to the new LJ Aviation Hangar at the Pittsburgh International Airport.


For PNC Aviation Finance, this event is done on an annual basis in various markets across the country.

For us to do an event like this in conjunction with LJ Aviation & the Kilkeary Family is very special; they’re an integral partner to our business, and we share many mutual clients, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region. Their support, coupled with our OEM partners, has been terrific and we believe the partnership is what makes this all possible.

Patrick Gentile

PNC has been a trusted partner of L.J. Aviation since 1980 when purchasing the company’s first aircraft, a Lear Jet 25D. Forty airplanes later, that relationship remains an important cornerstone of L.J.’s growth.”

Ed Kilkeary Sr., the founder and CEO of LJ Aviation

Over 250 individuals filed into the new 33,000 square foot hangar and ventured out onto the tarmac that was lined with Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault-Falcon and Pilatus aircraft. Inside the hangar, aircraft featured included models from Embraer, Textron, King Air, and Honda Jet. The lineup featured aircraft of all cabin sizes, including Bombardier Global 6000, Challenger 350 & 650, Gulfstream G600, Falcon 2000LXS, Citation Latitude & CJ4, King Air 350i, Embraer Phenom 300 & Legacy 500, Honda Jet, Pilatus PC 12 & 24, Piper M600, and Cirrus Vision Jet.

The Evening in Aviation events bring in many high-net-worth individuals, corporate flight department clients and prospects within the region. Companies from as far as Chicago fly in to see the lineup – and many OEM’s are able to spend dedicated 1:1 time with each of client in a very congenial setting, a valuable opportunity to the manufacturing companies.

About PNC Aviation FinanceSince 2009, PNC Aviation Finance has been the leader in number of corporate jet loans funded in the U.S. We are part of one of the nation's leading financial institutions, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., giving you access to a full menu of competitive leases and loans that can be custom designed to meet your specific aircraft financing needs. Our unique and flexible approach to financing provides a tailored program to meet the demands of sophisticated aircraft owners, whether a high net worth individual, entrepreneur or Fortune 500 Company. With a portfolio of over 550 aircraft spanning all cabin classes, PNC Aviation and its team of 40 industry professionals are uniquely positioned to deliver a seamless transaction process, from tip to tail.

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