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Sheltair Breaks Ground on Hangar at Rocky Mountain Airport

In a multimillion-dollar vote of confidence in the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) and the Dever metro area it serves, Sheltair has announced that it has broken ground on a new large-cabin class size hangar and office facility. The $10 million project comes just one year after Sheltair opened the doors to its award-winning FBO terminal, which AIN recognized as the best new FBO facility in North America of 2020.This new second hangar will mirror its existing sister hangar with 30,240 square feet of hangar space and equipped with a 210 feet wide and 28.6 feet high hangar door allowing Sheltair BJC to welcome the latest generation of aircraft such as the Gulfstream G650 and Global Express. At the same time, this new facility will provide 6,000 square feet of office space for tenants along with 94 additional auto parking spaces, 16 of which will be covered."As a third-generation family business committed to providing outstanding service, we are focused on our guest's experience," stated Sheltair president Lisa Holland. "That extraordinary commitment resonates with every Sheltair employee explaining why our Rocky Mountain facility won Aviation International news' Topflight Award for best new FBO in 2020. This celebration is about our dedication to the Sheltair client."The newest hangar now being built will ensure that the FBO will continue to meet the robust base tenant population and busy transient traffic that reflect the continued economic strength of the surrounding region."I am happy to say that the partnership between Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and Sheltair has been honest, honorable and an incredible win-win," said Jefferson County Commissioner Tracy Kraft-Tharp. "This project shows what Sheltair has to offer the airport, the community and, more importantly, the customers of BJC."While Sheltair's celebration included a formal groundbreaking for the hangar expansion, Lisa Holland led a ceremonial champagne toast honoring the FBO facility's anniversary and the people who allowed the Sheltair's Rocky Mountain location to win AIN's Topflight Award.She noted, "While our building's architecture and accommodations were among the criteria cited in their decision to present this coveted award, the baseline is the dedication of our staff - from the professionals on the ramp to the team behind the counter. Each Sheltair employee shares the core value of service and safety that sets a national standard. This very special recognition from Wilson Leach and the AIN Team is sincerely appreciated as we proceed with our expansion at KBJC."Far from Shelatir's first industry award, this family-owned network has repeatedly secured top ratings across the nation. It remains the only company with more than four FBOs ranked in AIN's top 20%, with a total of seven bases recognized."Sheltair is a top-flight organization and we here at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport are happy to have them as part of the team," said RMMA Director Paul Anslow. "We know that the relationship between our organizations will provide for long-term success."
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