Sheltair Aviation broke ground on their new facility on Friday at their new location at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. The airport opened last May with General Aviation operating out of the new facility since mid summer.
Of the two FBO’s that were operating out of the old Panama City Airport, Sheltair is the only one that was able to successfully negotiate new terms for operation at the new facility. The airport just cut ties with H4C, taking back possession of their land in a $6 million eminent domain deal.
The new Sheltair facility at the new Panama City airport will consist of a 5,000 square foot terminal and a 9,000 square foot hangar. Officials estimate that the new FBO facility will have a $5 million impact on the area.