SheltAir invests $41 million in several facility upgrades

 - October 9, 2008, 5:13 AM

SheltAir Aviation plans to finish its new FBO at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport around the end of the year and open for service early next year. The Savannah FBO will include a 7,000-sq-ft terminal and one hangar, and SheltAir is investing $7 million in the Savannah facility, which will finally make the airport a two-FBO field.

The FBO company is also working on projects at other airports, including an 80,000-sq-ft hangar, 10,000-sq-ft office and five-acre ramp complex nearing completion at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida. SheltAir recently opened a 13,000-sq-ft hangar at its Daytona Beach, Fla. FBO. By year-end, SheltAir will have finished 20,000 sq ft of new hangar space and 2,400 sq ft of associated office space at Orlando International Airport.

For next year, SheltAir is working on two major projects, at Westhampton, N.Y., and at its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport headquarters. At Westhampton, SheltAir is building a 20,000-sq-ft hangar and 5,000-sq-ft FBO terminal located on 11 acres of ramp space. At the Fort Lauderdale headquarters, SheltAir is building $21.5 million worth of facilities on two leaseholds, including 38,000 sq ft of hangar space and 20,000 sq ft of office space on the north side of the airport and a new hangar/office complex (88,000 sq ft of hangar space, 36,000 sq ft offices, seven-acre ramp) at the company’s west-side FBO complex.