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Sheltair open for business at TPA

(July 1, 2016) A new hangar is in the future of an FBO located on the eastern edge of the Tampa International Airport, thanks to new ownership. Sheltair, a Fort Lauderdale-based company, purchased the facility in May, becoming the 17th aviation-related facility in Sheltair’s network of FBOs in Florida, Georgia and New York. This particular location has long been considered one of the nation’s best FBOs, due in large part to its customer-focused staff. Plans call for that team to remain in place. 

“We are genuinely excited about bringing their expertise and reputation into the Sheltair family,” said Sheltair’s Chariman and CEO, Jerry Holland. “Strategically, this location and operation fits perfectly into our growth model and compliments our network of FBOs.” 

The facility currently offers: 
• Four hangars totaling 108,000-square-feet of hangar space with 19,000-square-feet of office space 
• 14,000-square-feet of terminal and FBO space
• 12,000-square-foot canopy for covered aircraft parking
• Over 10 acres of apron and aircraft parking space
Plans call for investing $5.5 million in executive offices and a new 32,000-square-foot hangar that will feature high-tail doors to accommodate large cabin business aircraft. Construction should begin soon with completion scheduled for late 2017. 

 “These additional plans for future development is a recognition by Sheltair that an extraordinary staff and a prime location are only part of the formula in successfully anticipating the needs of Tampa’s vibrant business aviation market,” Holland said. “We have a responsibility to create the custom build-to-suit facilities that many aircraft owners now require.”