Left: Sheltair’s Republic Airport hangar is undergoing modernization
Sheltair has announced it will be upgrading its FBO at Long Island MacArthur Airport, New York, USA, bringing the total amount of investment at the general aviation facility to US$1.1m.
The company will upgrade two hangars, improve drainage, update customer parking, repave ramp and tie down areas, and remove outdated fuel tanks. These investments follow Sheltair’s ongoing modernization of its 66,000ft² hangar at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, USA.
“General aviation serves as a crucial transportation link for Long Island businesses and the economy as a whole with Long Island MacArthur Airport playing a vital role in supporting that function. Whether it is an international corporate jet arriving with executives to close a deal or an entrepreneur flying in to meet with his investor, one cannot overstate the role of general aviation. Our sustained commitment to serving that segment of the aviation community continues to be self-evident through our investment underway at Long Island MacArthur as well as our other properties in the New York metro area,” stated Todd Anderson, senior vice president – real estate and development.
“Let there be little doubt that our business decisions are in response to Governor [of the State of New York]Andrew Cuomo signing The Aviation Jobs Act which significantly reduces taxes on aviation related sales and maintenance in New York,” Anderson continued. “As a result, expect Sheltair to invest more in our New York infrastructure in the months and years to come.”
Sheltair’s Long Island MacArthur Airport facility offers a full-service FBO with on-site customs and the convenience of being only steps away from the main commercial aviation terminal. The company also offers de-icing services, ground support with concierge, complimentary interior cleaning, catering, crew cars, shuttle services, a cafeteria/vending area, wi-fi, conference rooms, flight planning/weather room, and a pilot lounge that allows crews to relax between flights.
September 2, 2015