Signature Flight Support breaks ground at Luton Airport
Signature Flight Support held a ground breaking ceremony at its London Luton Airport location and announced that it is commencing construction of a new fixed base operation (FBO) to replace its existing facility.
The new facilities at Signature Luton will be comprised of a 1,572 square metre passenger and FBO facility and 4,500 square meters of hangar space capable of housing two Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) sized aircraft. The new construction will be built to LEED certification standards as set by the US Green Building Council. A covered car park and arrival area will protect passengers from inclement weather.
Access to the aircraft ramp for VIP passengers via a dedicated and secured gate for customer vehicles has been incorporated into the design plan. Security systems and screening areas will represent the latest in technology and customer services.
Maria Sastre, president and chief operating officer said “Signature Luton is a keystone location in our global network drawing visitors from all over the globe. This new, contemporary facility is designed to accommodate the needs of our discerning customers, both passengers and crew. Signature is keenly focused on providing a world-class travel experience both in terms of our people and in our facilities. We are committed to investing to ensure that Signature continues to be an industry leader now and long into the future.”
Sastre continued, “I would like to extend Signature’s gratitude to the Town of Luton and the Luton Borough Council for their support of this project which will bring significant benefits to the local business community and to those travelling through.”
The town of Luton and the Borough Council played an integral role in the approval process for the new construction. Councilor Sian Timoney, deputy leader and portfolio holder for regeneration said: “As an active member of the Love Luton campaign and a supporter of local charities, Signature has become firmly embedded within the Luton community and now I am delighted that it is investing to create jobs in the borough. This clearly demonstrates Signature’s commitment to the town for the future.”
The new hangar is expected to be completed by the third quarter 2013 and FBO and passenger terminal by fourth quarter 2014.