Ronkonkoma- Islip, NY (ISP) - Todd Anderson, Senior Vice President Real Estate & Development, today announced that the company has launched a series of upgrades at their Long Island MacArthur Airport complex where the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) supports the needs of general aviation at the bi-county region’s only commercial airport. The latest efforts bring to $1.1 million the amount invested into their Islip FBO location by the company.
“General aviation serves as a crucial transportation link for Long Island businesses and the economy as a whole with Long Island MacArthur Airport playing a vital role in supporting that function. Whether it is an international corporate jet arriving with executives to close a deal or an entrepreneur flying in to meet with his investor, one cannot overstate the role of general aviation. Our sustained commitment to serving that segment of the aviation community continues to be self-evident through our investment underway at Long Island MacArthur as well as our other properties in the New York metro area,” stated Anderson.
Upgrades from roofs to ramps
Sheltair has begun a variety of infrastructure projects at Long Island MacArthur that include upgrades to two hangars, improved drainage, updated customer parking, the repaving of ramp and tie down areas as well as the removal of outdated fuel tanks that underscore the company’s commitment to environmental protection.
These investments come on the heels of Sheltair’s ongoing modernization of their 66,000 square foot hangar at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, Long Island, one of the state’s busiest airports.
“Let there be little doubt that our business decisions are in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo signing The Aviation Jobs Act which significantly reduces taxes on aviation related sales and maintenance in New York,” continued Anderson. “As a result, expect Sheltair to invest more in our New York infrastructure in the months and years to come.”
Customs, Concierge and Catering among the services
Sheltair’s Long Island MacArthur Airport facility offers a full-service FBO with on-site Customs and the convenience of being only steps away from the main commercial aviation terminal. The company also offers deicing services, ground support with concierge, complimentary interior cleaning, catering, crew cars, shuttle services, a cafeteria/vending area, WIFI, conference rooms, flight planning/weather room and a pilot lounge that allows crews to relax between flights.
Sheltair also provides FBO support at JFK and LaGuardia and continues to expand in other states including Florida and Georgia.
Sheltair, a privately-owned aviation development company, now operates 16 premier FBOs in North America and manages over three million square feet of aviation related properties at 22 airports throughout Florida, Georgia and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, VIP handling, general aviation and commercial ground support, hangar and office leasing and turn-key design/build of aviation properties. Please visit www.sheltairaviation.com and follow us on twitter.