Signature Flight Support Acquires The Former Avitat Boca Raton

The state-of-the-art FBO facility was constructed in 2005 and features a 17,000 sq. ft. terminal and 72,000 sq. ft. of hangar space.


Signature Flight Support Corporation, the world’s leading fixed base operations (FBO) network, announces today the purchase of all of the assets of the former Avitat Boca Raton at Boca Raton Airport (BCT) from Premier Aviation of Boca Raton, LLC.

Located in the resort city of Boca Raton, Florida, the location is perfectly suited to serve the South Florida market including nearby West Palm Beach to the North and Fort Lauderdale to the South. The state-of-the-art FBO facility was constructed in 2005 and features a 17,000 sq. ft. terminal and 72,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. The wholly-owned facilities will be branded as Signature Flight Support and add another important South Florida location to Signature’s global network.

Commenting on the acquisition, S. Michael Scheeringa, President of Signature Flight Support, stated, “Avitat Boca Raton is known the world over for its prime South Florida location, luxurious facility and for providing exceptional customer service that aligns perfectly with our Signature Service Promise®. Boca brings a premier location to our global network and we welcome them to the Signature team.”

Rhonda Hughes, General Manager for the former Avitat Boca Raton and new General Manager for Signature Boca Raton commented, “We are excited to join the Signature Flight Support network. We feel that we are a very good fit and our customers will continue to enjoy the world-class service they have come to expect from us with the added network benefits only offered by Signature. Our staff is enthusiastic about becoming part of the global Signature family.”

Amenities include 24 hours, seven days a week service, luxurious customer facilities, business center and conference capabilities including video conferencing technology. Standard Signature amenities such as Starbucks™ coffee, refreshments, pilot rest areas, flight planning, satellite weather and Signature QuickTurn® services are available. Additionally, concierge services, gourmet catering, private showers and restroom facilities along with internet-accessible remote aircraft security surveillance round out the customer experience. Signature’s portfolio of custom fuel purchasing programs and loyalty program, Signature Status®, are offered at Signature Boca Raton. Airframe, engine and avionics line maintenance and inspections are provided at Signature Boca Raton by Boca Aircraft Maintenance. Boca Aircraft Maintenance is a FAA approved Part 145 Repair Station with EASA and Bermuda authorizations.

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, 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.

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 Signature TECHNICAir™) 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 Turbine Service®, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic®, and APPH®) 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 www.bbaaviation.com.

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