This summer, Sheltair opened it’s FBO (short for fixed base operations) at the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. They are the only FBO at the new airport, and they also operated an FBO at the old Panama City Airport (PFN).
“We are so thrilled to have opened our beautiful, new facility in order to better serve our based, as well as transient customers in the Florida panhandle,” said Danny Walsh, Vice President of Aviation at Sheltair, “This location is truly one of the flagship FBO’s in our network and will now be a gateway for many to some of the most gorgeous beaches and scenery that this state has to offer.”
What is an FBO
An FBO is a Fixed Base Operator that provides aeronautical services at commercial airports. The Federal Aviation Administration defines an FBO as A commercial business granted the right by the airport sponsor to operate on an airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, etc..
In other words, if you’re a private pilot or a member of the general aviation community, you would use this new facility to come and go from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
About the new facility
Sheltair had been operating at the new Panama City Beach airport out of a temporary space on the airfield, but they just moved into their new 5,000 square foot facility end of July. The building was build to LEED Certification standards and is currently in the approval process with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Some of the amenities at the new facility include:
- Spacious passenger lobby
- Conference room
- Pilots lounge
- Flight planning and weather room
- Complimentary interior cleaning
- Crew cars
- Cafeteria/vending area
- Complimentary refreshments/snacks
- Wireless Internet
In addition to the main building, Sheltair also offers 1,680 square feet of office rental space and a 9,100 square foot hangar that’s available for lease.
For more information about Sheltair, visit SheltairAviation.com