Opening ceremonies for the nearly $2 million renovation of the 10,000-square-foot general aviation U.S. Customs entryway to the United States at Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL) were held in early February.
The original facility, built in 1988, was modernized, including a new ramp access location, expanded processing areas, state-of-the-art security technology, and more, according to officials with Sheltair.
The re-opening comes not a moment too soon as last year the airport welcomed 53,754 general aviation passengers and crew and more than 13,000 aircraft requiring Customs clearance.
Sheltair began closely coordinating plans for renovation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) several years before the new facility’s renovation. It also teamed with Singer Architects to facilitate the design and GSD Contracting for construction of the project.