Chicago-area FBO Joins Signature Network

 - May 16, 2018, 11:22 AM
The addition of Gary/Chicago International Airport's B. Coleman Aviation to Signature Flight Support's network, boosts the BBA Aviation subsidiary's footprint in the Windy City.

Chicagoland FBO B. Coleman Aviation is the latest to join Signature Flight Support’s Signature Select affiliate program. The five-year-old facility, one of two service providers at Indiana’s Gary/Chicago International Airport, less than half an hour from downtown Chicago, features an 18,000-sq-ft terminal with a pair of conference rooms, a pilots' lounge/theater with a 105-inch television, snooze room, fitness room, shower facility, and a 12,500-sq-ft arrivals canopy with ground heat system.

It also has 90,000 sq ft of hangar space, including a recently completed 40,000-sq-ft structure, and can accommodate the latest large-cabin business jets. Notably, the FBO is certified under DASSP for departures to Washington Reagan National Airport.

Under Signature’s affiliate program, members maintain their independent brand, but receive benefits such as global sales and marketing support from Signature, in addition to participation in the chain’s customer loyalty offerings.

“We are very excited to bring the Signature brand to our world-class FBO,” said B. Coleman president John Girzadas. “The fact that we can maintain our independent operations and add the loyalty programs of the Signature network to our full-service offerings will be an immediate additional benefit for all of our transient and based customers.”