FBO/Handler (Denton Enterprise / Denton)
BAN's World GazetteerFlorida
US FBO network Sheltair Aviation has acquired US Jet Center at Denton Enterprise airport, its first Texas-based FBO location and the second west of the Mississippi.
Sheltair's newest location received approval from the Denton Airport Authority in November. The family-owned company will retain the US Jet Center employees and management team, including the respected leadership of general manager Jay Robinson, customer service manager Christy Williams and line service manager Ruben Odumes.
"The entire DTO team and I are excited about our transition into the Sheltair family," says Robinson. "In addition to working extensively with Sheltair during the acquisition, I have flown into many Sheltair locations. My experiences leave no doubt that Sheltair's acquisition of US Jet Center promises to elevate the personalised service our customers have come to expect, facilitate growth and continue economic development at Denton Enterprise Airport and Denton County."
The acquisition adds 280,000 sq ft of aviation real estate in the form of an executive FBO terminal, 12 corporate hangars and 42 T-hangars, bringing the company's aviation real estate portfolio to 4.5 million sq ft. Sheltair DTO will offer customers a full range of amenities and services, including briefing rooms, Hertz rental cars, first-class concierge services and refreshments.
"I am excited to welcome Sheltair Aviation as our new FBO partner at Denton Enterprise airport," says airport director Scott Gray. "As a leading FBO in the country, we know our airport users will embrace its professional and high level of customer service. We look forward to working together to enhance the economic growth and expansion of aviation services at the airport."
Sheltair has served the aviation community for nearly 60 years, connecting general aviation traffic with high-demand business, tech, leisure and economic development destinations. The company expanded west in 2018 by adding its Rocky Mountain Metropolitan airport location in Denver, Colorado. Today, Sheltair Denton aims to offer customers an additional destination in the southwestern US while bringing its award-winning service standards to the users of the Denton Enterprise airport.
"The acquisition of our newest location is a testament to Sheltair's commitment to expanding west and serving the general aviation market beyond the East Coast," says CEO and president Lisa Holland. "We look forward to supporting the continued economic growth of the Denton community and providing the nation's leading general aviation services and amenities that are set apart by our award-winning customer service programmes."
As an Avfuel-branded FBO, Sheltair DTO will offer customers lucrative rewards with AVTRIP points and competitive prices with Avfuel Contract Fuel.