Sheltair Welcomes Premier Mapping Firm to Orlando Executive Airport

Dec 1, 2020

Orlando, Florida – Sheltair welcomes GPI Geospatial Inc. (GPI), a premier geospatial solutions provider, who has chosen Sheltair’s new development at ORL as their Florida headquarters. GPI has leased 10,906 square feet of hangar space and an additional 11,000 square feet of office space in adjacent Sheltair facilities. Besides housing its aviation department, the base will also welcome engineering, planning, and IT staff.

It’s no surprise that GPI and Sheltair found in each other a great partnership. Both companies quickly identified that they share similar values, where customer satisfaction and positive employee culture serve as the foundation for delivering quality services and products. It is this same philosophy that allowed Sheltair to provide a built-to-suit space for GPI, highlighted by beautiful ramp side views on the east side of the building and city views on the west. By leasing Sheltair’s FBO terminal building’s entire third floor and hangar 12, GPI ensures that its 40+ employees at this complex can enjoy a safe, modern, and ample workplace.\

“GPI prides itself in delivering exceptional service to government agencies, municipalities, architects, commercial developers, and property owners,” said Todd Anderson, COO of Sheltair. “They understand how critical it is to meet the needs of clients across the country, and their decision to select our new Orlando Executive Airport facility reflects Sheltair’s strength in serving its tenants.”

The combination of Orlando Executive Airport’s location and Sheltair’s state-of-the-art facilities proved to be an essential part of GPI’s decision-making process. Sheltair spaces allowed the company to bring its operations and data acquisition teams together for a more efficient approach while also finding client proximity by being in the center of the state of Florida. GPI has based the company’s twin-engine Piper Navajo and two Cessna-206’s at their new hangar, all of which are equipped with the latest generation of advanced aerial LiDAR sensors and cameras.

“At GPI, we are thrilled to have relocated our office headquarters, as well as our flight operations, to Orlando Executive Airport,” said GPI’s President, Paul Badr CP, PLS, PPS, SP. “Sheltair made our move seamless and accommodated our needs with their creative and advanced facility management programs, fleet support, and IT infrastructure. This move created operating synergy between our remote sensing flight acquisition and data processing groups, yielding increased efficiency, higher growth, and providing ultimate client satisfaction.” 

GPI’s aviation department is already operating at ORL; however, the current COVID era has forced them to delay the new hub’s grand opening until April 2021. Simultaneously, Sheltair continues to observe and implement strict CDC and NATA Safety 1st Clean protocols to ensure it sustains its vital role in supporting GPI and all of its general and business aviation customers.

About Sheltair

Sheltair, a family-owned aviation development company, operates 18 premier FBOs and manages over four million square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia, Colorado, and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, ground handling, hangar, office leasing, and turn-key design/building of aviation properties.

About GPI

GPI is a trusted provider of precision mapping and surveying services within the transportation planning, design, and construction communities. Its knowledgeable and high-performing team members are focused on cultivating and maintaining client relationships through safe, innovative, and timely project delivery. GPI is experienced in LiDAR, mobile LiDAR, digital orthophotography, land surveying, and HD video acquisition and processing. The company provides high accuracy simultaneous data collection using multiple sensors from its fixed-wing aircraft, UAS, or ground-based vehicles. GPI strives to offer its clients the very best in technology, customized methodologies, and the utmost customer service to provide the specific data required to accomplish their project goals.

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