Sheltair expands westward
Sheltair Aviation, one of the America’s leading aviation services companies, has announced that it 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.
The agreement marks Sheltair’s first corporate presence west of the Mississippi and reflects the national strength of a company that, for over thirty years, has grown its reputation at airports along the eastern seaboard.
Phase One development plans include a new 10,000 square foot FBO facility, a new 35,000 square foot hangar and a new fuel farm on 10 acres at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport which is located in Broomfield, approximately 15 miles northwest of Denver’s downtown and some 15 miles southeast of Boulder. Future plans include development of an additional 25 acres of aviation related space.
Jerry Holland, founder chairman and CEO of Sheltair, stated, “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 this criteria, it was easy to conclude that Sheltair wanted to be at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport.”
Todd Anderson, Sheltair Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Development, observed, “When we look at an FBO location we view our efforts as part of a partnership with airport operations, local elected officials, the community beyond the fence and, of course, our customers. There is a synergy we look for that ensures success because we have long known that an FBO is more than brick and mortar. That is why we are so enthusiastic about coming to Rocky Mountain for there is a self-evident blue print for success.”
Airport Director Paul Anslow remarked that the airport is the fourth busiest airport in Colorado and during 2017, handled 170,553 aircraft operations, an average of 467 per day.
“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 unequaled 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,” Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo stated. “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.”