NBAA Convention News

Signature adds Montreal FBO

 - October 19, 2010, 4:46 PM

Signature Flight Support, the worldwide FBO chain, 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 today," 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.

The Pierre-Elliott Trudeau location is one of four licensed facilities in the five-continent Signature chain, which also includes 20 joint-venture locations and 79 fully owned FBOs.

In other Signature news, the company has added features to Signature Status, its customer-loyalty program. The program rewards customers based on how often they visit Signature locations.

The new benefits include services from Dallas Airmotive, which, like Signature, is a BBA Aviation company. Services available through the program are one year of complimentary engine trend monitoring, in-shop labor for fuel nozzle flow checks for Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines and free field services for PT6A and fan engines. Members who commit their engines to Dallas Airmotive can receive 1,000 gallons of free jet-A fuel at any of Signature's U.S. locations. In addition, Platinum-level Signature Status customers can now receive complimentary Signature QuickTurn services.

Signature Flight Support, which is based in Orlando, Fla., is exhibiting here at Booth No. 3257.