US FBO chain SheltAir Aviation has opened its 16th location, and second Georgia location, at Gwinnett County airport in Lawrenceville, just 33 miles from downtown Atlanta.
The FBO and hangar complex is located on the northside of the airport and features an FBO terminal and 208,000 sq ft of hangars ranging from general aviation T-hangars to 28' door corporate hangars, with the ability to hangar aircraft up to and including the Gulfstream G600 and Global 7500. The 34 acre campus includes a spacious aircraft parking apron for simultaneous movement and parking of the largest business aircraft.
“We have a great team and are working quickly to create the quality and customer service environment that our customers know and trust,” says general manager Johanna Echeto, an eight year Sheltair veteran who was previously at the company's Orlando Executive airport FBO in Florida. The Gwinnett County team is assisted in the opening by the company's Go Team, bringing together position experts from across Sheltair's network to assist in operating the base while the core employee team is onboarded and trained to Sheltair's detailed safety and customer service standards.
“Sheltair is excited to be adding its second FBO in Georgia, especially in the Atlanta market, and looks forward to providing the same exceptional services as we do throughout our entire network. We also look forward to engaging with our local community members,” adds senior vice president of FBO operations Leonel Rivera.
The FBO has also joined the Avfuel branded network. “Sheltair made an all-in commitment to Gwinnett County, and Avfuel is eager to help the company achieve its vision,” says senior vice president of sales Joel Hirst. “We value the partnership we have with Sheltair and look forward to working with its team to support general aviation in Georgia's largest metro area.”
“We intend to exceed expectations and are dedicated to making Gwinnett County airport the best it can be; Avfuel is an important part of that,” says Sheltair president Lisa Holland. “The advantages Avfuel offers add value for our guests, and we look forward to extending that value to our network's latest FBO addition.”
In acquiring the leasehold at Gwinnett County airport, Sheltair made a commitment to the County Commission to invest in a $17 million redevelopment plan that consists of upgrading all of the existing buildings, apron and parking areas and constructing a new FBO terminal and office/restaurant spaces, all to be completed over the next three years.
Sheltair will be operating during the hours of 0600-2200, with call out service available to its customers. In addition to physical improvements, it will provide competitive fuel prices, lucrative AVTRIP rewards and streamlined transactions with the Avfuel Pro Card.