Sheltair awards contracts for Republic Airport project

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Sheltair Aviation has selected BDG Construction and AECOM to manage the design and build of its multimillion dollar hangar construction project at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York, USA.

Construction on the 210,000ft² of hangar space will begin in early autumn and once complete will accommodate the latest large corporate jets. The FBO currently operates a 66,000ft² facility that, while thoroughly modernized, was originally built during World War II for the manufacturing of P-47 Thunderbolts.

“We are delighted to be able to partner with two extremely reputable and established leaders in their respective fields,” stated Todd Anderson, Sheltair senior vice president for real estate and development.

“AECOM is an internationally recognized expert in the field of infrastructure engineering, and BDG Construction, based on Long Island, has built a broad spectrum of commercial and aviation space throughout the New York metropolitan region, perhaps one of the most challenging places in the nation to break ground. We know we have a winning team and we are looking forward to starting construction soon.

“This project will enable Sheltair to offer its

clients brand new 21st century, state-of-the-art facilities that will be able to best meet the needs

of current and future general aviation aircraft. It also underscores the role of Republic Airport

as an efficient and convenient New York destination for corporate America. Our recently signed contracts with BDG Construction and AECOM are proof positive of our faith in the future of our leadership role in New York.”

Warren Kroeppel, Sheltair’s chief operating officer, added, “This aviation construction project is a significant financial commitment by Sheltair that reflects our confidence in [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo’s decision to make New York far more business friendly and his commitment to specifically assist general aviation by approving a number of tax exemptions for this sector of the economy.”

February 9, 2016

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