EBACE Convention News

EBACE 2011: Signature, Aviapartner Launch Into-plane Refueling at Nice

 - May 17, 2011, 7:20 AM

Signature Flight Support (Stand 7030) and Aviapartner have launched a dedicated into-plane refueling service at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport.

“Fueling at Nice airport can often be challenging due to the high traffic volumes, particularly during the peak summer season,” said Joe Gibney, Signature Flight Support vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Customers want the security and convenience of immediate fueling, and by having our own dedicated fueling equipment we will meet that customer need.”

Two years ago at EBACE, Orlando, Florida-based Signature and Brussels-based Aviapartner formed their initial commercial agreement at Nice Airport. At last year’s show, the companies announced their new dedicated general aviation terminal at the French airport. The FBO–which has a VIP lounge, dedicated pilot lounge and a business center–can provide ground handling for all business and general aviation aircraft, as well as flight planning, crew accommodations coordination, crew transportation and catering.

In other news at Signature, the FBO chain tapped Brad Drew as vice president of sales for its global operations. He will be based at Signature’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, Signature yesterday joined the Twitterverse, sending its first Tweet here at EBACE. Twitter users can follow Signature at @SignatureFBO.