Sheltair To Break Ground on Colorado FBO

 - August 13, 2019, 4:52 PM
An artist's rendering shows the planned $20 million Sheltair FBO at Colorado's Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The company began operations there in January from a temporary facility as the second service provider on the field.

Sheltair will break ground tomorrow on its FBO at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). The 21-acre, $20 million facility will include a 10,000-sq-ft terminal featuring a full slate of pilot and passenger amenities, aircraft arrivals canopy, a heated 35,000 sq ft hangar—capable of sheltering the latest big business jets—with 5,000 sq ft of build-to-suit office space, 10 acres of aircraft ramp space, and parking for up to 120 vehicles.

In January, Sheltair opened a temporary facility at the Jefferson County airport, the fourth busiest in the state, which handled 171,994 operations last year, an average of 471 a day. The Colorado FBO represents the Florida-based company’s first location outside the U.S. East Coast, and the new complex is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

“We are proud and honored to serve the aviation community and the regional economy that depends on a strong and dynamic KBJC,” said company founder, chairman, and CEO Jerry Holland. “When we made the strategic decision to expand our company’s presence westward, we quickly realized that Jefferson County would be a welcoming partner because its public and private leadership recognizes the power of general aviation.”