Sheltair acquires award-winning FBO at Tampa International Airport

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Sheltair has acquired Tampa International Jet Center at Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida, which is consistently ranked as one of the USA’s top FBOs among pilots and aircraft owners in national surveys.

Sheltair’s chairman and CEO, Jerry Holland, stated, “We are pleased to announce that we acquired Tampa International Jet Center, an award winning operation with a highly commended customer service staff. We are genuinely excited about bringing their expertise and reputation into the Sheltair family. Strategically, this location and operation fits perfectly into our growth model and compliments our network of FBOs.”

“Sheltair’s experience and high level of customer service is a wonderful fit for Tampa International Airport and the jet center, which continues to grow to meet the transportation demands of our region,” TPA vice president of marketing Chris Minner said. “We look forward to working together as the business and leisure travelers’ gateway to the west coast of Florida.”

Sheltair will retain Tampa Jet Center’s existing staff and will offer clients 14,000ft² of terminal/FBO space, four hangars totaling 108,000ft² hangar space, with 19,000ft² office space, 12,000ft² canopy for covered aircraft parking, and over 10 acres of apron and aircraft parking space.

Holland also announced that Sheltair has immediate plans to build a new 32,000ft² hangar and executive offices at TPA with a projected investment of US$5.5m. This project will feature the latest advances in design and construction and include high tail doors to accommodate new large cabin business aircraft with an anticipated completion in the second quarter of 2017.

“These additional plans for future development is a recognition by Sheltair that an extraordinary staff and a prime location are only part of the formula in successfully anticipating the needs of Tampa’s vibrant business aviation market. We have a responsibility to create the custom build-to-suit facilities that many aircraft owners now require,” Holland concluded.

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