Signature Flight Support Agrees to Purchase Yellowstone Jet Center and Grows its Network

Yellowstone Jetcenter will retain its brand name but will operate fully as a location within the Signature network.

Signature Flight Support announces today that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Yellowstone Jetcenter, LLC, a provider of FBO services at Gallatin Field Airport in Bozeman, Montana. This acquisition increases Signature’s international network of FBOs to 104 locations worldwide.

Yellowstone Jetcenter will retain its brand name but will operate fully as a location within the Signature network. The iconic name will be supported by the full breadth of the Signature network and customers will enjoy the same benefits as found at other Signature locations such as Signature Status™ and world-class service supported by the Signature Service Promise™.

Yellowstone Jet Center, located at Gallatin Field Airport (KBZN) in Bozeman, Montana is a luxury FBO in an idyllic setting. As one of the top 40 FBOs in the United States (Aviation International News 2006 - 2010), Yellowstone Jetcenter brings the warmth and wonder of Montana to the private aircraft traveler visiting southwestern Montana and Big Sky country. Located minutes from Bozeman with convenient access to Yellowstone National Park and the Big Sky resorts,

Yellowstone Jetcenter delivers the comforts of home and the technical capabilities of home base-offering a variety of services and amenities ranging from a beautifully appointed lounge & lobby to comprehensive aircraft maintenance. The center operates 24/7/365 and can handle aircraft arriving on Gallatin Field’s 8,994 ft. runway. Hangar space is ample with seven hangars totaling 100,000 sq. ft. of heated area. Hangar heights allow aircraft as large as the Gulfstream V or Boeing Business Jet.

S. Michael Scheeringa, President, Signature Flight Support Corporation stated, “We are extremely pleased to add Yellowstone Jetcenter to Signature’s network of global locations. This luxury facility will offer business and leisure travelers world-class customer service and exemplary facilities when traveling to Big Sky country. We look forward to welcoming the dedicated staff to the Signature family. We continue to look for additional locations in growth markets that can create value opportunities for our stakeholders.”

“Since our formation ten years ago, the dedicated and professional staff of Yellowstone Jetcenter has provided superb service to our customers. This has generated excellent growth and led to national recognition as a leading FBO and one of the favorite destinations of pilots and passengers alike,” said Kent Foster, General Manager of Yellowstone Jetcenter. “Our exceptional personal service, which is ranked in the top 15 in the nation by pilots and customers, will now be coupled with the extensive network and resources of Signature Flight Support, bringing new and expanded opportunities to our staff and customers, and continued growth of aviation here at Gallatin Field.“

“We strive to provide an exceptional customer experience and have worked to promote regional growth here at the airport,” continued Mr. Foster. “With the expansion of the terminal and arrival facilities at Gallatin Field Airport, the addition of new airline carriers and increased direct flights from major market cities, our growth here attracted national attention. When Signature approached us about a possible acquisition of Yellowstone Jetcenter, it was clear that the combination of our world-class service and Signature’s global reach would be beneficial to everyone. In tandem with the current expansion of the commercial terminal, Signature’s arrival brings a marquee name in business aviation that will generate greater recognition and increased business for Gallatin Field and the state of Montana. I am very proud of the accomplishments of the team at Yellowstone Jetcenter and look forward to the continued growth of aviation services here in Gallatin County.”

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