Work has begun on upgrading Sheltair’s 66,000-square-foot hangar that dominates Republic Airport (FRG) on New York’s Long Island.
“While the hangar is a marvelous historic landmark, its infrastructure has been continuously upgraded to ensure our customers and tenants get the support their aviation assets require,” noted Warren Kroeppel, Sheltair’s chief operating officer. “This latest investment reflects a $1 million commitment by Sheltair to ensure the electrical service meets our needs, the passenger lobby offers 21st Century design and amenities, the ramp is maintained, including a new drainage system and the building’s roof remains weather tight under any conditions.”
The Sheltair executive explained that, while Sheltair reinvests in its infrastructure across the country, the Republic facility became a priority in the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo signing The Aviation Jobs Act, which dramatically reduces taxes on aviation related sales and maintenance in New York.
“Our significant investment is a reflection of the commitment we made to state lawmakers and this Governor that if the jobs act was passed we would reaffirm our confidence in New York as a place to do business by strengthening our roots,” he said. “Our Republic renovations are just part of that pledge and we are now poised to take advantage of the benefits this legislation will offer our industry.”