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ASIG Panama Extends Footprint in Panama

 - October 22, 2013, 6:00 AM

ASIG Panamá expanded its services in Panama at the beginning of this month, launching aircraft fueling services at Albrook “Marcos A. Gelbert” International Airport on October 1. As operator of the airport’s sole fuel facility, the company provides fueling service for all general aviation and domestic commercial flights at the airport.

ASIG Panamá began operations in that country in 2011, with the launch of fuel service at Tocumen International Airport. “We are excited to strengthen our operations with new partnerships in the country and are committed to strategic investment in the future economic growth of the aviation community in this region,” said Tony Lefebvre, ASIG president and CEO. At Tocumen the company is adding new fueling equipment and has begun an upgrade of the airport’s fueling facility. It also has plans to expand the existing fuel storage at the airport.

In addition, ASIG sister division Signature Flight Support has plans to open an FBO at Tocumen late next year. The new facility will feature 7,000 sq ft of lobby, pilot’s lounge, in-house customs and immigration facilities and dedicated customer parking. The new FBO will be the first at the airport, which is one of the busiest in the region.

“Tocumen represents an important gateway for Latin America. Panamanian customers will enjoy the nicest general aviation facility in all of Central America and fitting for the international gateway to and center of commerce in the region,” noted Michael Scheeringa, president and CEO of BBA Aviation’s flight support division, which includes both ASIG and Signature Flight Support (Booth No. 3505).