Sheltair's New FBO in Colorado
Sheltair debuted the permanent home of its 18th FBO location and its first in the western U.S. at Denver-area Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The location features a massive aircraft arrivals canopy to shield passengers and crews from inclement weather. (Photo: Sheltair/Bob Beresh)

New FBO On The Western Front

The recent opening of an FBO at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport represents the first permanent facility west of the Mississippi for Florida-based Sheltair. The company began Colorado operations last year from a temporary building, which made it the second service provider on the field.

The approximately $20 million, 11-acre facility includes a 10,400-square-foot terminal with a land-side porte-cochere for passenger drop off and pick up and an airside 162-foot-span aircraft arrivals canopy with direct access to the terminal, which features pine, stone, and exposed raw steel as well as a radiant-heat floor. Amenities include a large conference room, a pilots' lounge with snooze rooms, concierge, crew cars, onsite car rental, and complementary aircraft cabin cleaning.

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The 31,050-square-foot heated hangar can accommodate the latest business jets and has 4,500 square feet of adjoining office space.

“Every detail—from access points and tenant offices to lounges and restrooms—was designed with the customer’s comfort, privacy, and safety in mind,” said Sheltair president Lisa Holland, adding that the company is looking forward to welcoming guests during the upcoming ski season. “Our new complex and the related services we provide the general aviation community ensure that we can not only meet but exceed the needs of this important and growing market.”

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