Sheltair Adds Melbourne FBO

 - April 23, 2021, 12:18 PM
Sheltair's acquisition of the former Apex Executive Jet Center at central Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport gives the company its 12th full-service facility in the state. (Photo: Sheltair)

Sheltair has expanded its network with the addition of Apex Executive Jet Center, one of two full-service providers at Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport (KMLB). For Sheltair the purchase represents its 19th FBO and the 12th in its home state.

The company has had a presence at KMLB since 1988 and already operated 250,000 sq ft of hangar space there. The new acquisition added another 52,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate ultra-long-range business jets. Also included in the purchase was the 12,400-sq-ft terminal, which features a pilot lounge, flight planning area, 10-seat A/V-equipped conference room, refreshment bar, concierge, and available U.S. Customs.

Sheltair retained the existing FBO staff, including the general manager, customer service manager, and line service manager. Like the rest of the chain, the new location will be supplied by Avfuel and offer the Avtrip loyalty program.

“Melbourne International Airport is a dynamic aviation hub,” explained Milo Zonka, the company’s v-p of real estate. “Manufacturing giants, including Embraer, Northrop Grumman, and now Aerion Supersonic, co-located with STS Aviation Group’s MRO base, and the headquarters for L3Harris and Southeast Aerospace, all make Melbourne a top destination for our customers.”