Signature Aviation, the world’s largest FBO operator, has completed its purchase of the TAC Air FBO chain. First announced in May, the transaction brings Signature Flight Support to 227 wholly-owned and affiliate locations in its network.
TAC Air had 16 FBOs but at three of those sites—Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport, Eppley Airport in Omaha, Nebraska, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport—Signature was already the only other service provider, which required it to divest one facility at each. Signature in turn sold them to Atlantic Aviation.
At Denver’s Centennial Airport, Dallas Love Field, and Scottsdale Airport in Arizona, the acquisition further enhances Signature’s on-field presence with additional facilities. But the purchase also represents Signature's initial arrival at 11 other locations, including Salt Lake City, Utah; Lexington, Kentucky; Buffalo, New York; Amarillo, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Knoxville, Tennessee. Signature intends to retain the staff at those locations and expects to fully integrate the facilities into its network by the end of the year.
“TAC Air is an example of home-grown success, and we’re delighted to share in the storied heritage of TAC Air while retaining its over 600 employees within the Signature team,” said Signature Aviation CEO Tony Lefebvre. “We aim to build on the exceptional staff and impressive network of TAC Air, generating greater value and care for private aviation travelers in the most desired locations.”