Sheltair To Expand Hangar Space at Tampa FBO

 - October 19, 2021, 9:36 AM
This artist rendering shows the planned new Sheltair hangar development at Tampa International Airport. When completed in second half of 2022, it will increase the available aircraft storage space at the FBO by 50 percent.

Sheltair is breaking ground this week on a hangar and office complex at its Tampa International Airport (KTPA) facility in Central Florida. The $25 million project, the start of which was delayed due to Covid, will consist of four hangars ranging from 14,562 to 33,269 sq ft, each with build-to-suit offices. This will add a total of more than 77,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space for business jets and 32,000 sq ft of tenant office space.

When completed in the third quarter of 2022, the project will expand the FBO’s existing 150,000 sq ft of hangar space. It will also add a gated parking lot with special security for the city’s local sports teams, including its champion Buccaneers football and Lightning hockey teams.

“The growth of general aviation and private aircraft operations has been one of the success stories of the past few years, even through the pandemic,” said Tampa Internatonal Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “Sheltair has been a wonderful partner in serving this sector of our business and we’re thrilled to welcome this major expansion.”