Andrew Ohnstad Director of Maintenance Premier Jet Center

Pictured: Andrew Ohnstad, Director of Maintenance, Premier Jet Center

March 20, 2024 (Eden Prairie, MN) Premier Jet Center (PJC) proudly announces the recent promotion of Andrew Ohnstad to Director of Maintenance, overseeing the Maintenance, Paint, and Interior departments. With experience spanning over 20 years in aviation, including eight years at PJC, Ohnstad has experience in flying, fueling, and fixing airplanes, bringing a unique blend of knowledge and skill to his new role.

Andrew joined PJC in May 2016 where he served as both parts manager and airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic. His journey into aviation commenced in 2004 when he achieved his private and instrument ratings at sister company, Fargo Jet Center (Fargo, ND), laying the foundation for his aviation career. Outside of his professional endeavor, he is currently undertaking the exciting project of building his own RV7 aircraft.

As Director of Maintenance, Ohnstad assumes responsibility for leading a safe and efficient maintenance shop. With a strong team of leaders already in place, he will focus on fostering customer relationships and enhancing training and development opportunities for technicians.

“Andrew has diverse experience that will bring a fresh perspective to this leadership role,” says Michael Lawrence, General Manager. “I’m confident in his ability to provide great service and excellent communication to our clients and leverage his relationships and resources to continue upon the growth of our maintenance department,” adds Lawrence.

About Premier Jet Center and associated companies: Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN (KFCM), and parent company Fargo Jet Center (FJC), based in Fargo, ND (KFAR), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world. Both facilities offer a full-service FBO including refueling and ground support, maintenance, avionics, and special mission completions, aircraft charter and management, and upholstery and paint services. Additionally, FJC offers flight training and has U.S. Customs on-site, and PJC serves as the base for the company’s aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales.

Premier Jet Center and Fargo Jet Center are members of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Avfuel branded FBO network, and the Paragon Aviation Group network. Exclusive Aircraft Sales is also a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information, visit


Contact: Michael Lawrence, General Manager | Premier Jet Center
(952) 641-2020 |

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