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Geospatial turns to Sheltair to provide home base
The combination of Orlando Executive airport's location and Sheltair's facilities proved to be an essential part of GPI Geospatial's decision-making process, as it brings together engineering, planning and IT staff.
GPI and Sheltair executives spell out V for victory.

Geospatial solutions provider GPI Geospatial has chosen Sheltair's new development at ORL as its Florida headquarters. GPI has leased 10,906 sq ft of hangar space and an additional 11,000 sq ft of office space in adjacent Sheltair facilities. Besides housing its aviation department, the base will also welcome engineering, planning and IT staff.

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 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 has ensured that its more than 40 employees at this complex can enjoy a safe, modern and ample workplace.

“We are thrilled to have relocated our office headquarters, as well as our flight operations, to Orlando Executive airport,” says GPI's president Paul Badr. “Sheltair made our move seamless and accommodated our needs with its creative and advanced facility management programmes, 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 prides itself in delivering exceptional service to government agencies, municipalities, architects, commercial developers and property owners,” adds Todd Anderson, COO of Sheltair. “It understands how critical it is to meet the needs of clients across the country, and its decision to select our new Orlando Executive facility reflects Sheltair's strength in serving its tenants.”

The combination of Orlando Executive airport's location and Sheltair's 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 centre of the state of Florida. GPI has based the company's twin-engine Piper Navajo and two Cessna-206s, all of which are equipped with the latest generation of advanced aerial LiDAR sensors and cameras, at its new hangar.

GPI's aviation department is already operating at ORL; however, the current COVID era has forced it 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.

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