ASIG Panamá, S.A. Breaks Ground on New Signature Flight Support Branded FBO Facility at Tocumen International Airport in Panamá
Aug 29, 2013
ASIG®, an industry leader in aviation support services, announced today that ASIG Panamá, S.A. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) for a new state-of-the-art Signature Flight Support Fixed Based Operation (FBO) including a private jet terminal facility.
ASIG Panama, S.A. has been contracted by the airport to build and operate the facility. Through a licensing agreement with ASIG’s sister company, the FBO will be branded and operated as a Signature Flight Support location. Signature Flight Support is the world’s largest fixed-base operation and flight support services network for business aviation services with over 100 global locations.
The design for the facility includes 7,000 square feet of spacious lobby, pilots’ lounge, dedicated customer parking and on-site customs and immigrations facilities to expedite clearance into the country for business and private aviation customers.
S. Michael Scheeringa, President and CEO of BBA Aviation’s Flight Support division, which includes ASIG and Signature Flight Support, stated, "ASIG Panama, S.A. commenced operations in 2011 at Tocumen as the airport’s sole provider of aviation fuel services and has since invested significant capital in infrastructure and equipment to meet projected growth at the airport. This FBO represents a new milestone for the airport, and both ASIG Panama, S.A. and Signature Flight Support are excited to part of Tocumen’s future development. Tocumen represents an important gateway for Latin America.Panamanian customers will enjoy the nicest general aviation facility in all of Central America and fitting for the international gateway to and center of commerce in the region.”
ASIG (Aircraft Service International Group®) is a global provider of ground, fuel and airport facility services to airlines, airports, oil companies and industry partners. ASIG’s 8,000 highly qualified aviation service professionals safely handle millions of flights annually. ASIG offers flexible, comprehensive service solutions that deliver value and quality across a network of 83 airports in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia.
Signature Flight Support Corporation 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, maintenance 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, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.signatureflight.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/signatureflightsupport. Follow Signature Flight Support on Twitter: SignatureFBO.