Business View Magazine | March 2019

65 Finally, Lanman believes that land within the Airport’s perimeter, as well as at the Business Airpark right across the street, but still on Air- port property, both have great potential, and he would like to see a more aggressive marketing campaign reach out to prospective tenants. One project on his wish list is a new hotel that would have both a land and air side. “We have a build- ing program in place, and we have some sites for which we’re waiting for the appropriate time to start seriously marketing,” he states. The good news is that, just a few weeks ago, Elite Airways, Maine’s largest charter airline which is headquartered in Portland, announced that it has signed a long-term lease agreement, valued at $2.6 million, for the largest structure on Airport property - 27,000 square feet worth of hangar and office space. The move is estimated to bring upwards of 100 new, high-skilled jobs to the area, including aircraft maintenance technicians, mechanics, support personnel, pilots, and flight crews. “This Airport is still serving its community,” says Lanman. “It’s one of the busiest airports in the state, and we do a fine job of non-commercial, corporate traffic. The staff here is as good as you’ll find.We’re improving our infrastructure on a regular basis.We’re doing a good job of doing what we’re supposed to do, but we have enor- mous capacity and are using a fraction of it.We are competitive, and we appreciate any opportu- nity.” PREFERRED VENDORS n Sandford Seacoast Regional Airport Landing Soon: Pilots Cove Café! - This spring, vis- itors to SFM can expect an exciting new dining option. Locals and travelers will want to make time to stop into Pilots Cove Café, the newest renovation among ongoing development at the airport. The café team is excited to offer break- fast, lunch and dinner menus packed with home- style favorites and tasty drink options. Pilots Cove Café will quickly become your favorite eatery in the Sanford area! n LifeFlight of Maine