The value of Signature’s global FBO network will benefit our customers no matter where they fly around the world. The network offers enhanced connectivity from Montréal to all Signature locations and a consistent, exceptional service experience that they can depend on. The Signature brand represents exceptional customer service and efficiency.
Orlando, FL (Vocus) October 19, 2010
Signature Flight Support has entered into a licensing agreement with Starlink Aviation for Starlink Aviation’s fixed base operation (FBO) at Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) to become a branded Signature Flight Support FBO. Under the terms of this agreement, Starlink Aviation will re-brand and operate its FBO services as Signature Flight Support, forming part of Signature’s global network of FBOs. The Montréal FBO will offer its customers Signature’s full portfolio of services, with the benefits of the Signature Service PromiseTM. Starlink Aviation’s aircraft charter, aircraft management, corporate shuttle and maintenance, repair and overhaul services will remain unchanged and will continue to operate under the Starlink Aviation brand.
“The value of Signature’s global FBO network will benefit our customers no matter where they fly around the world. The network offers enhanced connectivity from Montréal to all Signature locations and a consistent, exceptional service experience that they can depend on. The Signature brand represents exceptional customer service and efficiency.” said Glen Lynch, President and CEO of Starlink Aviation. “By entering into this agreement, our FBO becomes part of the largest global and best-in-class FBO network.”
Signature Flight Support Corporation’s President, S. Michael Scheeringa states “We are excited about our entry into the Canadian market. This represents our first North American licensing agreement as we look for new ways to extend Signature’s customer offerings by expanding our global footprint and through our unwavering dedication to delivering world-class customer experiences at all of our 103 locations. Starlink Aviation is a quality facility staffed with dedicated professionals and we look forward to a sustained and prosperous future in Montréal.”
The Signature Montréal FBO is 15 minutes from the city’s commercial, hospitality and entertainment districts. The facility features a secure, heated 65,000 sq. ft. hangar, crew and passenger lounge, sleeping room, shower facilities, café-bistro, conference room and wireless internet access. Services include: 24/7 operations, ground handling, BMW crew cars, Jet-A fueling, on-site customs (CANPASS), flight planning, computerized weather service, and anti-icing.
“Signature Flight Support” and the related logos and proprietary processes are owned by SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT UK REGIONS LTD. and are used under license to CORPORATION STARLINK F.B.O. INTERNATIONAL INC., the owner and operator of the FBO.
Starlink Aviation, a diversified business aviation company, providing regional air carrier services to a wide variety of clients world-wide. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in Montréal, Québec and Toronto, Ontario. A staff of 130 aviation professionals, 20 business aircraft under management, and an 88,000 square foot hangar and office complex, form the foundation for its Fixed Base Operation at Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL). Starlink Aviation has broad and deep expertise in the operation and support of business aircraft, and the operation of a corporate shuttle. For more information, please visit: http://www.starlinkaviation.com.
Signature Flight Support Corporation, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world's largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.signatureflight.com.
BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider with market leading businesses and attractive growth opportunities. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support®, ASIG® and Executive Beechcraft®) are focused on refueling, ground handling and/or maintenance of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Governor Services, International Turbine Service®, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, APPH®, Ontic® and Legacy Support Houston are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the design, manufacture and services of aerospace sub-systems and components. For more information, please visit http://www.bbaaviation.com.
Patrick D. Sniffen, Vice President Marketing, +1-407-206-5212 or patrick.sniffen(at)signatureflight(dot)com