Signature Adds FBO in Detroit

 - April 7, 2014, 3:10 AM

Signature Flight Support agreed last month to purchase the FBO component of Metro Flight Services at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Metro Flight was one of two FBOs at the airport, the other being owned by Signature sister company ASIG, which also provides the airline fueling and ground handling at DTW. Once the acquisition is complete, the FBOs will be combined into one Signature Flight Support location, leaving the BBA Aviation subsidiary the lone general aviation services provider on the field, while ASIG will continue to handle the airline traffic.

The addition will mark the FBO chain’s entry into the Detroit-area market. “Signature’s acquisition of Metro Flight Services provides our customers with all of the benefits of the Signature network in one of the most important cities in the United States for business and general aviation,” said Signature president and COO Maria Sastre. “With ASIG providing exceptional ground handling and fueling for our commercial customers, and Signature bringing its world-class service to bear for business and general aviation, each of the more than 30 million passengers who transit Detroit will be well served.” Signature will operate from the ASIG FBO while the former Metro Flight Services terminal undergoes renovation.