FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 8th, 2012) – Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of fixed base operations (FBOs), has announced its newest FBO and property leasing location will be Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida (Sheltair SPG). Sheltair SPG commenced operations on November 1 as the sole service provider on the airfield.
Todd Anderson, Sheltair Vice President stated, “Sheltair is excited about being partners with the city of St. Petersburg and the local Albert Whitted Airport community. We look forward to bringing Sheltair’s reputable first-class service and future development capabilities to work in conjunction with the city to help grow the airport operation to reach its maximum potential for downtown St. Petersburg.”
Sheltair SPG will be providing full FBO services out of the Galbraith terminal building at Albert Whitted Airport as well as managing on behalf of the City more than 80 T-hangars and 27,000 square feet of corporate hangar space. The terminal is located on the northwest side of the airport in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg and adjacent to the historic Albert Whitted Hangar One where National Airlines, one of the nation’s first airlines, began service in 1934. Albert Whitted Airport is nationally recognized as the birthplace of scheduled airline flight as the first scheduled aircraft flight took off near the airport in 1914. Sheltair is proud to be a part of this historic, beautiful and scenic airport community.
Sheltair is a privately owned, aviation development company offering FBOs, properties and construction in Florida, Georgia and New York. The company provides full-service FBOs to the aviation community at 15 of their 21 airport properties and employs more than 300 people throughout the network.