Signature Flight Support has agreed to publish its fee schedule in AOPA’s online airport directory in an apparent victory for the association which has long advocated for FBO pricing transparency. The culmination of lengthy negotiations between the largest aviation service provider chain and AOPA, Signature's fee pricing at its U.S. locations went live yesterday on the AOPA site.
“Signature is committed to pricing transparency and is making significant investments to develop the technology infrastructure that make this possible,” Derek DeCross, Signature Aviation's SVP of global customer engagement. told AIN. “The launch of our retail pricing information via the AOPA directory is just the first step towards providing customers with comprehensive tools and information that simplify flight planning. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with AOPA and other industry partners, as we work towards achieving this mutually shared objective.”
Starting in 2018, Signature had published pricing but limited it to piston aircraft services at certain locations. The information now covers the entire spectrum of aircraft Signature services. It now joins fellow mega-chain Atlantic Aviation, which began providing its fee information in September, and smaller chains such as Cutter Aviation and Wilson Air Center, along with numerous independent and municipally-operated FBOs.
“We’re pleased that Signature has agreed to post its prices in AOPA’s online directory, which allows pilots to make informed decisions in their preflight planning,” said AOPA president Mark Baker. “This announcement addresses the growing demand among our members for more airport and FBO transparency.”