Touching Bases: Signature adds Montreal FBO

 - November 30, 2010, 11:00 AM

Signature Flight Support has opened its first Canadian FBO, at Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The announcement results from a licensing agreement with Starlink Aviation, which is rebranding its existing FBO at Trudeau to operate under the Signature Flight Support name.

“The signs are up,” said Michael Scheeringa, Signature’s president and CEO, who explained that the facility will continue to be owned by Starlink and will undergo no management changes. Starlink Aviation’s charter, management and maintenance services will continue to operate under the Starlink brand. The Montreal FBO offers a heated 65,000-sq-ft hangar, crew and passenger lounges, a sleeping room, shower facilities, a café-bistro, a conference room and wireless Internet access. The 24-hour operation provides ground handling, crew cars and on-site customs as well as flight planning, anti-icing and computerized weather services. Signature Montreal is one of four licensed facilities in the five-continent Signature chain, which also includes 20 joint-venture locations and 79 fully owned FBOs.