Signature Flight Support began operations yesterday at a satellite base at Berlin Tegel Airport. The new facility gives operators an alternative to the company’s existing FBO at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport and closer access to the center of the German capital.
Berlin Schönefeld Airport
Signature Flight Support (Stand 827) announced at EBACE yesterday that it has signed an agreement with Berlin Schönefeld Airport to provide supervisory handling at the airport’s general aviation terminal, beginning in June. The FBO facility will offer private crew and passenger lounge areas, as well as on-site customs and immigration. The airport is due to be renamed Berlin Brandenburg International in a few weeks.
Signature Flight Support today at EBACE signed an agreement with Berlin Schönefeld Airport to provide supervisory handling at the airport’s general aviation terminal, beginning next month. The FBO will offer private crew and passenger lounge areas, as well as on-site customs and immigration. The airport is due to be renamed Berlin Brandenburg International in a few weeks.
Signature also said its Frankfurt facility is now providing fueling services through Rheinland Air Service, in a joint endeavor to enhance the customer experience there.
In April ExecuJet Aviation Group took over a 20,000-sq-ft hangar at Zurich’s Kloten Airport. “Hangarage at Zurich is scarce; we are therefore happy to be taking over this facility, which is big enough to accommodate four large business jets and one small [one],” said Nicole Gut, European FBO director.
Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport finally lost its long battle against closure on October 30 when all operations at the downtown facility ceased. Quite apart from the nostalgic blow of seeing the venue for the epic Berlin Air Lift of 1948-49 reduced to a commercial property development, the German capital has lost its most convenient gateway for business aircraft.
ExecuJet Europe last week opened its redesigned and enlarged FBO at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport ,which will serve the influx of business aviation traffic that will flock to Schönefeld following the closure today of the German capital’s downtown Tempelhof Airport.
ExecuJet Europe is expanding its presence at Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Berlin, following an April 27 public referendum that will lead to the closure of the city’s famed Tempelhof Airport in October. ExecuJet launched an upgrade of its Schönefeld FBO in April, building a new passenger lounge, conference room, pilot lounge and briefing and operations room.
Although plans to build Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport have been progressing more slowly than anticipated, Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) remains confident that the new facility will eventually be built on the grounds of the current Schönefeld Airport, giving the company a major boost in activities and a solid base for growth.
Pilots flying to Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Germany can now enjoy U.S.-style FBO services at ExecuJet Europe’s Berlin FBO. ExecuJet recently began providing fuel on the general aviation ramp using its own leased fuel trucks and employees, thanks to a partnership with Shell.