BBGA Signature Flight Support signs agreement for general aviation terminal at Princess Juliana International Airport

Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement with Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) to extend its concessions and will lease part of the premises of the new General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and Signature Flight Support passenger terminal. Construction of the GAT is expected to be completed in 2016.

The new terminal will be a contemporary design featuring streamlined passenger transit. Signature will offer full passenger handling, customs and immigration coordination, VIP and concierge services, aircraft to yacht transfers as well as aircraft fueling, weather and routing advisory services.

Maria Sastre, president and COO for Signature Flight Support commented, “Signature’s acquisition of Arrindell Aviation Services in 2011 was our first location in the Caribbean. Since then, we have added San Juan, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua and recently, Turks and Caicos, as a licensee, to our Caribbean network. We value our excellent working relationship with Princess Juliana International Airport and its management. This agreement represents a perfect example of cooperation between an airport and a flight support services provider to bring economic development and new infrastructure to the community. It also underscores the importance of general aviation to the Caribbean’s economy.”

According to Regina LaBega, SXM Airport managing director, this agreement would make Signature the first general aviation company to sign on as a tenant and concessionaire at the ultra-modern new FBO facility, which SXM Airport is building as part of its Capital Improvement Program.

“It is a clear vote of confidence on the part of Signature as well as an indication of the high level of our relationship,” LaBega said. “It is a relationship we are very proud of.”

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BBGA member SATCOM Direct is named exclusive service provider of the new SmartSky 4G LTE-based wireless network

Announced at the NBAA convention in October, Satcom Direct is the only organization approved to provide activation, customer support and billing for the new airborne SmartSky Network.

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Marc Bailey reports in Fly Corporate

British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) CEO Marc Bailey says business aviation is facing external pressures during potential growth in the UK.

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BBGA Signature Flight Support acquires Wiggins Airways FBO

Signature Flight Support has agreed to acquire the FBO assets of Wiggins Airways, Inc. from Ameriflight, LLC at Manchester – Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, New Hampshire. The […] Continue Reading…

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BBGA member London Oxford Airport host Embraer Legacy 500

Sees heightened biz av movements following EBACE ‘offer’
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IS-BAH Workshop and Auditors Workshop- 4th November Farnborough

Implemented on July 1, 2014, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System […] Continue Reading…

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BBGA member Marshall Aviation wins contract from BLINK

Marshall Aviation Services wins multi-year support contract from British air taxi operator Blink

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BBGA teams with two industry specialists – Emerald Media and WINGX Advance

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Useful information on Third Country Operators, TCO’s

Please see below a link that offers useful information on Third Country Operators, (TCO’s).  It covers applicability, applications and technical issues.

https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/faqs/third-country-operators-tco

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BBGA member Air Charter Service reports strong first half year results

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