For the first time in its 65-year history, the FBO at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport now has a private operator–Sheltair. The company marked the milestone with an official grand-opening ceremony at the facility yesterday afternoon.
SheltAir Aviation Services
FBO services provider Sheltair has started construction on a new $13.6 million facility at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Situated on 11 acres on the west side of the airport, the first phase of the project is slated to open early next year and will feature more than 134,000 sq ft of hangar and office space. Two more phases set to start by 2014 will eventually increase the size of the FBO to nearly 19 acres and more than double its square footage.
Sheltair’s newly constructed FBO at Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (ECP) in Panama City is the gateway to the Emerald Coast, a 100-mile stretch of powdery white-sand beaches on the Sunshine State’s panhandle that has long been a resort destination for general aviation passengers and pilots.
Sheltair signed a lease agreement yesterday with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to manage and operate the general aviation facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport, its 14th FBO location. In doing so, it will become the first private FBO company to serve general aviation at the airport; the Port Authority has run the facility there since 1947 as the sole service provider.
Sheltair inaugurated its latest facility–at Northwest Florida Beaches Airport–last month. The aviation services provider had operated from a temporary trailer at the airport for the past year. The new 5,000-sq-ft executive terminal, built to LEED environmental certification standards, provides an airy nautical-themed passenger lobby, a conference room, a pilot’s lounge with shower, and a flight-planning area.
Sheltair recently completed the expansion of its FBO ramp at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. The addition increases the available parking area by 100,000 sq ft, bringing the total to 230,000 sq ft. The ramp expansion is part of a new terminal development project that includes a 5,000-sq-ft executive facility, a 9,100-sq-ft hangar and nearly 1,700 sq ft of additional office space.
The Holland Sheltair Aviation Group, which operates 13 FBOs in Florida, New York and Georgia, announced that it has combined its aviation services segment, along with Sheltair Aviation Facilities, its property leasing unit and Holland Builders, its facility construction business, into one new brand, now known simply as Sheltair.
SheltAir began the expansion of its Panama City, Fla. FBO facility. Slated for completion this year, the upgraded FBO, the only one located at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, will include a 5,000-sq-ft executive terminal, more than five acres of ramp, 9,100 sq ft of hangar space and additional office space.
SheltAir Aviation Services held a groundbreaking ceremony December 17 for its new FBO facility at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, the new airport that replaced the Panama City-Bay County facility last year. SheltAir is the sole FBO at the new airport and is building a 5,000-sq-ft FBO terminal and a 9,100-sq-ft hangar.