INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Sept 15, 2009 – Million Air, one of the largest private aviation service companies in the world, announced today that it has acquired Signature Flight Support Corporation’s ex Hawker Beechcraft facility at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in satisfaction of a Consent Decree between Signature and the United States Department of Justice requiring such divestiture by Signature as a condition to the approval of Signature’s acquisition of the seven Hawker Beechcraft Services FBO’s approximately one year ago. Signature continues operations at its historic FBO location at IND.
As of September 15th, Million Air will begin operating the Fixed Base Operation servicing general aviation aircraft at IND, assuming the fueling operations previously conducted by Signature and Hawker Beechcraft Services. Under this agreement, Million Air will also assume management and operational responsibility for a collective 57,000 sq. ft. of facility and hangar storage space. Further enhancements to the recently constructed FBO terminal are planned to incorporate Million Air’s standard first-class amenities with anticipated completion by Spring 2010.
Only the FBO operations and associated fueling and customer services will be transferred to Million Air through this acquisition. Hawker Beechcraft Inc. will continue to operate their maintenance and repair station.
About Million Air
Million Air, one of the largest fixed-based operators for private aviation in the world, providing fueling, ground handling services, hangar and office rentals for private aircraft in luxury facilities for crews and passengers. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates a network of 27 facilities in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.millionair.com.
About Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support, 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 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.
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