Signature Flight Support Newark inaugurates state of the art private aviation terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport
Dec 13, 2013
Signature Flight Support Corporation, a BBA Aviation company, hosted a grand opening and inauguration ceremony today to celebrate the completion of its newly constructed private aviation terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) which opened for business on November 15, 2013.
Signature Newark is a state-of-the-art terminal promising world-class flight support services for private air travel. The new facility has a footprint of 510,000 sq. ft. of ramp space, 39,000 sq. ft. of hangar, and a new passenger terminal spanning 11,200 sq. ft. Designed and constructed to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification standards, the facility features new energy-efficient lighting and environmental control systems.
The new terminal features amenities to complement the efficient transit of passengers and crew to and from the aircraft. Signature Newark features an executive conference room, free use of computers, wireless Internet services, 24-hour courtesy shuttle service to airport-area hotels and the commercial terminal, wheelchair access, a lobby area with comfortable modern seating, and large flat-screen TVs. A separate, dedicated lounge area provides privacy for customers, groups and specialty aircraft charters that can accommodate uniquely customized services to exceed customer expectations.
“Signature Newark is a perfect example of the private and public sector working together to create an environment where new infrastructure, jobs and economic growth can thrive in Newark and the State of New Jersey,” commented Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer, Signature Flight Support Corporation. “We thank the State of New Jersey, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Newark Liberty International Airport and the City of Newark for their support of this project. We are proud to be a longstanding member of the Newark and greater New Jersey communities.”
“Signature Newark provides businesses and private individuals new opportunities to make New Jersey their home, not simply through the extensive resources and services they provide, but also through their state-of-the-art facilities,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “New Jersey is proud to welcome the new terminal, their staff and their new clients to our state.”
Signature Flight Support has had a presence through its predecessors at Newark Liberty International Airport since 1962 when it was known as Newark Air Service which became Butler Aviation before being eventually acquired by Signature Flight Support in 1992. During the inauguration ceremony, Signature Newark’s longest tenured employee, Eddie Queen, Line Service Technician, was honored for his 58 years of service to the company.