Posted on: 12 September 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Aviation services and development company, Sheltair Aviation, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with Jefferson County, Colorado, to construct and operate a full service FBO and hangar complex at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC).
Offering convenient access to downtown Denver and Boulder, Metro Airport is a full-service general aviation airport and Sheltair’s move here marks the company’s first corporate presence west of the Mississippi. To date, the company has spent the last 30 years growing its reputation along the eastern seaboard – Sheltair currently operates 17 premier FBOs and manages almost 4,000 000 square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia and New York.
Commenting on the move, Jerry Holland, founder, chairman and CEO of Sheltair said: “Our newest corporate address in Colorado reflects the natural progression of a company that carefully studies the market, identifies communities that embrace general aviation, considers the role of airports in supporting regional economies and the vision of local officials. Based on these criteria, it was easy to conclude that Sheltair wanted to be at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport.”
Phase one of the development plan includes a new 10,000 square foot FBO facility, a 35,000 square foot hangar and a new fuel farm at the Colorado-based airport. Meanwhile future plans include development of an additional 25 acres of aviation related space.
Remarking on how KBJC is an ideal location for Sheltair to expand its operations westward, Paul Anslow, the airport’s director revealed that during 2017 Metro Airport handled over 170,000 aircraft operations, before adding: “We are proud of the fact that our priorities are customer service, safety, and the creation of a business-friendly environment. We offer the aviation community unequalled service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and this is particularly important when meeting the needs of those travelling for business, pleasure, or both.”
Meanwhile Jefferson County Commissioner, Libby Szabo, commented: “Sheltair’s arrival reflects the continuing execution of the airport’s master plan that calls for a series of carefully thought out expansions with professional partners with whom we have complete confidence.”