ERLANGER, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delta Private Jets announced today that it is expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by opening a new location at Sheltair Aviation on the grounds of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
The new MRO facility in South Florida joins the flagship MRO, centrally located at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which provides a full list of services including aircraft inspections, mechanical and structural repair services, avionics repair and installation, engine change, aircraft conformity, and advanced troubleshooting. In addition, both locations provide installation and repair of Gogo Business Aviation’s® inflight Internet connectivity systems and Garmin ADS-B installation for aircraft on the Delta Private Jets fleet.
Delta Private Jets’ new facility includes a 15,000-square-foot hangar and an additional 2,200-square-foot office space on Sheltair property in Ft. Lauderdale. This Sheltair complex is comprised of 548,000 square feet of hangar, office, and Fixed Base Operation (FBO) terminal space on the north and west side of Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. This new facility, in the world’s largest business jet market, will support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance needs with an on-site team servicing multiple locations in the South Florida area and providing convenient access for international operators.
“The addition of the South Florida MRO provides us the unique position of being an operator and a maintenance service provider, giving us consistent control of our aircraft while offering retail services for Part 135 and Part 91 operators as well,” said Gary Hammes, President of Delta Private Jets.
Delta Private Jets is currently servicing aircraft needs in the South Florida area with a team of trained technicians and will grow to a full service 24/7 operation later this year.
"We are thrilled for such an established, highly-reputable brand as Delta Private Jets to have chosen Sheltair FLL for its location to launch its first MRO in South Florida," said Todd Anderson, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development, Sheltair Aviation. "It is a true testament to the strength of our market's thriving aviation industry, and we look forward to supporting the efforts and the services they will provide to our region.”
About Delta Private Jets
Delta Private Jets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and its distinctive Delta Private Jets Card. The company operates an FBO (Fixed Base Operation), the Delta Jet Center, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as well as the Tech Service Center, a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO). Delta Private Jets combines more than 30 years of experience serving the needs of luxury travelers for business and pleasure with the resources of one of the world’s largest airlines to provide a truly innovative travel solution. With more than 70 WI-FI equipped aircraft in the fleet (light, mid-size, super-midsize and large), Delta Private Jets consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. Flights are operated by Delta Private Jets, Inc., an FAA-certificated Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier. Additional information is available at deltaprivatejets.com.
Sheltair, a privately-owned aviation development company, operates 17 premier FBOs and manages over three and a half million square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, ground handling, hangar and office leasing and turn-key design/build of aviation properties. For more information visit www.sheltairaviation.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.