Aviation service provider real estate developer Sheltair has opened a new hangar complex at its FBO at Republic Airport on New York’s Long Island as part of a $55 million development project. The first phase includes three hangars, each with 31,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space, 28-foot-high doors and 4,000 sq ft of office space, which brings the location to nearly 180,000 sq ft of hangar floor.
“A tremendous amount of time and effort has been invested in the design and construction of these facilities,” noted Todd Anderson, the Florida-based company’s senior vice president for real estate and development, citing the thermal pane windows just beneath the roofline to allow natural light, and the heated hangar door tracks to permit smooth operations even in winter. “Energy-efficient features are found throughout the design, and the administrative spaces are capable of being configured to meet the unique needs of each tenant.” According to Sheltair, two of the three new structures are already fully leased.
“These first three of what will be six hangars reflect decades of experience in what works when ensuring the most efficient use of space for tenants,” added COO Warren Kroeppel. Along with the three similar-sized additional hangars, the second phase of the project will include a new 10,000-sq-ft FBO terminal that is expected to be completed later next year.