Signature Flight Support acquired the 200th FBO in its worldwide network, the company announced today. The BBA Aviation subsidiary began operations last week at the former Airborne Aviation facility at New York’s Stewart International Airport, making it one of two aircraft handlers there. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which manages the airport, Airborne last week requested to break its lease with another year and a half remaining. Signature will assume the remainder of the lease and the facility will become a fully-branded Signature location offering the chain’s TailWins and Signature Status benefit programs.
The location at the Metro New York reliever airport becomes the company’s eighth FBO in the New York/New Jersey area, joining facilities at Teterboro, Westchester County/White Plains, Newark, Atlantic City, Syracuse, Trenton and Morristown. “Our long-standing, collaborative relationship with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey is exemplary,” said Signature president and COO Maria Sastre. "Signature has invested heavily in the two states and we have a long-term optimistic view for business and general aviation in New York and New Jersey."
“Today’s announcement highlights the Port Authority’s efforts to position the airport for growth while encouraging air service development beyond commercial and cargo,” noted Stewart Airport general manager Ed Harrison. “We look forward to this continued partnership as it helps strengthen our airport’s role as an economic driver that creates jobs for the region.”