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Sheltair Aviation Reaches Construction Milestone on New Hangar Complex at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

Sheltair Aviation, one of the nation’s leading aviation services companies, has hosted a beam signing ceremony to mark a milestone in the construction of its new 20-acre $30-million Northside Hangar Complex at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida, which will offer “white glove” fixed-base operator services provided by Banyan Air Service.
 
Participants in the event included Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean J. Trantalis, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Heather Moraitis, Sheltair Aviation chairman, CEO, owner and founder Gerald M. Holland, and Banyan President Don Campion. 
 
Construction is proceeding on a state-of-the-art 207,000 square foot hangar and office complex that will include eight hangars that can welcome large cabin-class sized aircraft, and an additional 31,000 square feet of office and shop space. The complex will also be the home of Banyan’s Northside FBO terminal, allowing them to meet the needs of an expanding, exclusive clientele that insists on professionalism and privacy for their travel arrangements.

Mr. Holland stated, “Our company’s sustained growth is predicated on several key factors: the commitment of our staff to excellence; service driven private sector partners such as Banyan Air Services; and the advocacy of outstanding public servants such as Mayor Trantalis and Commissioner Moraitis who recognize the ability of General Aviation to strengthen a region’s economy. Today’s beam signing ceremony reflects the power and synergies of these relationships, and I am proud to be standing here with men and women equally committed to the success of this airport.”
 
Mayor Dean J. Trantalis said, “Today’s ceremony reminds us that general aviation provides a metropolitan community like ours with access to global markets. This investment by Sheltair promotes Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as a friendly destination for business, tourism and recreation. Our community will benefit through a further expansion of jobs and economic activity.”
 
The aviation community has opportunities  
Sheltair continues to provide leasing opportunities for exclusive, private hangar and office space at the complex with mid-construction incentive packages available for fuel and other amenities.  
Todd Anderson, Sheltair Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Development, explained, “We are enjoying considerable interest from flight departments and aircraft owners who need more hangar space and want an exclusive secure aviation hangar complex. The project consists of eight hangars within a short taxi distance to the runway ranging up to 20,000 square feet with 28-foot high hangar doors and customized buildouts are an option. This complex is proving to be enormously attractive to members of the aviation community.”
 
As the FBO, Banyan will have a dedicated terminal building open 24/7 to provide FBO and line service for the tenants which, in turn, will allow customers to take advantage of the airport’s 24/7 tower and security operations.”
 
About Sheltair
Sheltair, a privately-owned aviation development company, operates 18 premier FBOs and manages almost four million square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia, Colorado and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, ground handling, hangar and office leasing, and turn-key design/build of aviation properties.  For more information, please visit www.sheltairaviation.com
      
About Banyan Air Service
Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is a 24-hour, full-service fixed base operation (FBO), with more than 1 million square feet of hangar and office space within an 85-acre aviation complex.  Banyan provides comprehensive business aviation services including ground services, aircraft sales, heavy maintenance and interior modifications, turbine engine service, structural repairs, avionics installations and services, aircraft part sales, Jet Runway Café and Banyan Pilot Shop.  Banyan is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) repair station and has earned avionics and maintenance certifications from many Latin American countries.  In aviation surveys, Banyan is consistently voted a top United Sates FBO by aviation professionals.  For more information, visit www.banyanair.com

About Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) serves as a gateway for executive and private aircraft traveling to and from the Caribbean, South America, and other international airports. The Airport houses more than 1,050 aircraft and handles nearly 170,000 takeoffs and landings per year, ranking it as one of the top five busiest general aviation airports in the U.S. A variety of amenities and services are available at FXE including four full-service, fixed-base operators, a 24-hour Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Tower, U.S. Customs and Border Protection with Global Entry and Automated Passport Control kiosks, 24-hour aircraft rescue and firefighting station, a Fort Lauderdale police substation and 24-hour security. The Airport also owns and operates a 200-acre Industrial Airpark, Foreign-Trade Zone #241, and the John Fuhrer Helistop.  For more information, visit www.flyfxe.com.  

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