Citing current and anticipated aircraft storage needs at its Panama City, Florida, location, Sheltair expects to break ground next month on a new 20,000-sq-ft hangar, which will be able to accommodate the latest large-cabin business jets, and more than triple the site's current aircraft storage space.
The $2 million, nine-month project will also add an acre of ramp and 100 extra car parking spaces to the facility, the lone service provider at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). Sheltair has been operating at ECP since July 2010, just two months after the field opened as the first new international airport to be commissioned in the U.S. since 9/11.
“Our mission is not only to provide the best FBO support and service for our aviation clients, but also to anticipate their needs by accommodating them with additional new aircraft hangar facilities to expand their business,” said Todd Anderson, the company’s senior vice president for real estate and development. “Our new hangar expansion at ECP is evidence of our strategic commitment to that mission.” The FBO has a 20-acre leasehold at the airport.