Signature Flight Support inaugurates luxurious FBO facility at London Luton Airport
Dec 5, 2016
Signature Flight Support officially opened its luxurious, state-of-the art FBO facility at London Luton Airport with an elegant, Great Gatsby themed evening. Guests toured the new FBO and were invited to take part in a charity mock-casino with proceeds going to benefit Age Concern Luton which provides care and support to the elderly in the Luton community. Sponsors for the evening included National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, RUAG, Shell Aviation, First Class Cars and Intrepid Design.
Maria A. Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer, officially cut the ribbon with Sir Nigel Rudd, Chairman of the Board for BBA Aviation; Simon Pryce, Chief Executive of BBA Aviation; Evie Freeman, Managing Director of Signature Flight Support EMEA and Daniel Myles, Director of Signature Luton.
Commenting on the evening, Sastre noted, “This stunning facility has been many years in the making. We are delighted to officially open the new Signature Luton facility, which is ready to welcome customers from around the world. Our relationship with London Luton Airport is exemplary and their support of this project was essential to its success. As proud members of the Luton community, we will continue to support its development for years to come. In addition, we especially thank our partner sponsors who made tonight’s festivities possible.”
Signature Flight Support has been present at London Luton Airport since 1947 and today it boasts the most modern facilities at the airport.
Signature Luton is comprised of a 4,500 sqm hangar, which became operational in 2014 and is capable of housing two Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) sized aircraft. It also has a 7,000 sqm parking ramp which went into operation on April 1, 2015. This was a welcomed addition to Signature’s existing apron at Luton and ensured that operational capacity was maintained throughout the demolition and construction phase of Signature’s new FBO without inconvenience to customers. Finally, a dedicated ground service equipment facility is Is located on the ramp.
In addition a 1,572 sqm passenger facility boasts the latest in technologies for entertainment, communications, passenger and crew amenities and onward travel solutions. The covered arrivals area shields passengers from inclement weather. Private state-of-the art conference rooms, waiting and catering facilities, including a full service bar, are available for passengers and crew to work or relax at the new facility with an expansive view of the airport ramp.
Access to the aircraft ramp for VIP passengers is facilitated via a dedicated and secured gate for customer vehicles. Security systems and screening areas feature the latest in technology and customer convenience to expedite screening. The overall design of the facility minimizes transit time in all areas of the FBO for the convenience of passengers and crew.