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). The agreement marks Sheltair’s first corporate presence west of the Mississippi.
Phase one development plans include a new 10,000ft² (929m²) FBO facility, a 35,000ft² (3,250m²) hangar and a new fuel farm on 10 acres at KBJC, which is located in Broomfield, approximately 15 miles northwest of downtown Denver. Future plans include development of an additional 25 acres of aviation related space.
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, and considers the role of airports in supporting regional economies and the vision of local officials. Based on this criteria, it was easy to conclude that Sheltair wanted to be at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport.”
The airport is the fourth busiest airport in Colorado and handled 170,553 aircraft operations – an average of 467 per day – during 2017.
Libby Szabo, Jefferson county commissioner, added, “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 traveling for business, pleasure, or both.
“Sheltair’s arrival reflects the continuing execution of the airport’s masterplan that calls for a series of carefully thought out expansions with professional partners with whom we have complete confidence.”