As part of a multimillion-dollar investment to serve the needs of private aviation customers travelling to or from Tampa International Airport in Florida, Sheltair has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its construction of a new 100,000 sq. ft. hangar and office expansion at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The $26 million project aims to meet the growing needs of aircraft operators in the area, which Sheltair TPA’s award-winning FBO services will also support.

“As a third-generation family business committed to investing in our communities while focusing on meeting and exceeding the needs of the general aviation industry,” said Sheltair President Lisa Holland. “This new hangar development is testimony to that extraordinary commitment which will add 150 temporary full-time jobs while supporting a vibrant region of commerce and culture.”

The four new state-of-the-art hangars will range from 14,562 to 33,269 sq. ft. each with build-to-suit office spaces and the ability to accommodate large-cabin class size aircraft such as the G650 or Global 7500.

Tenants using the facility will also benefit from Sheltair’s state-of-the-art FBO featuring a 29-foot arrival canopy. The FBO also offers access to 24-hour US customs and executive boardrooms and is situated minutes from downtown Tampa and the Raymond James Stadium.

“The growth of general aviation and private aircraft operations has been one of the success stories of the past few years, even throughout the pandemic,” said Tampa Airport CEO, Joe Lopano. “Sheltair has been a wonderful partner in serving the sector of our business and we’re thrilled to welcome this major expansion, which we know will be nothing short of spectacular when it opens next year.

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