Broomfield company—Sheltair Aviation—is launching a full-service FBO at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). Sheltair is opening a temporary facility and a permanent FBO complex which is under construction, offering a new terminal build-to-suit hangar with office space opportunities.
Todd Anderson, Sheltair senior vice president for real estate and development, said: “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.”
The agreement marks Sheltair’s first corporate presence west of the Mississippi and reflects the national strength of a company that has grown its reputation for service and safety at airports along the Eastern Seaboard for more than thirty years.
Jerry Holland, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Sheltair, said: “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.”
Sheltair’s KBJC complex will include a beautifully appointed passenger lobby and reception area complete with a fireplace that looks out at an expanded ramp, along with ground handling and fuelling support equipment. Sheltair is a proud Avfuel-branded FBO and will offer Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Rewards.
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 KBJC which is located in Broomfield, approximately 15 miles northwest of Denver’s downtown and some 15 miles southeast of Boulder.
Libby Szabo, Jefferson county commissioner said: “We are proud of the fact that we prioritise our customer service, safety, and the creation of a business-friendly environment. 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.”
The emerging development will give those traveling to the Denver region and the mountain areas several options to reposition their aircraft where new services will become available.
Airport Director Paul Anslow said the airport was the fourth busiest airport in Colorado and during 2017 it handled 170,553 aircraft operations, which is an average of 467 per day.
Photo credit: Sheltair Aviation Services