Signature Flight Support Corporation has purchased the assets of Elliott Aviation of Omaha, Inc. at Eppley Field (OMA) expanding Signature’s Midwest footprint and adding to its Signature TECHNICAir™ maintenance business.
The newly acquired FBO and Part 145 aircraft maintenance facility is situated on 7.3 acres and includes an executive terminal, ramps, parking and 77,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. The FBO facility will be rebranded as Signature Flight Support and will continue to offer Part 145 aircraft maintenance under the Signature TECHNICAir™ brand. A full suite of flight support and customer amenities is available at the base including Jet-A and AvGas fuelling, aircraft parking and hangarage, executive meeting room, pilots’ lounge, quiet room with shower facilities, flight and weather planning and complimentary crew transportation. Concierge services for gourmet catering and hotel accommodations are offered. Aircraft detailing is also available onsite. Flight support services are offered 24 hours, seven days a week.
Signature TECHNICAir™ Omaha is an FAA Certified Repair Station and a Hawker Beechcraft Authorized Service Center for King Air aircraft. Maintenance services are offered for piston, turboprops and light to medium jets and include scheduled and unscheduled airframe maintenance, inspections and repairs. Nitrogen and Oxygen services are also available. AOG services are available 24/7 on an on-call basis.
Commenting on the acquisition, S. Michael Scheeringa, President of Signature Flight Support said, “Elliott Aviation has a long history and a very well-respected name in our industry. They are one of the innovators in business and general aviation and for over 75 years they have been known for providing exceptional service to their customers. We are proud to bring this location into Signature’s global network and welcome David Poole, Station Manager and the world-class staff of Omaha to the Signature Flight Support family.”
“Our purchase agreement with Signature Flight Support is the right strategic move for our company,” said Wynn Elliott, CEO of Elliott Aviation. “Our Omaha facility is a beautiful location with highly-talented individuals, however, as we build our focus on growing the MRO business, it allows for us to move to opportunities more widely dispersed throughout the country. We are confident that Signature Flight Support offers the employees at the Omaha facility the best opportunity to flourish in their careers.”
Omaha is home to more than 30,000 businesses and the region has the eighth largest concentration of billionaires per capita among the nation’s 50 largest cities. It is the headquarters of four Fortune 1000 companies and five Fortune 500 companies.
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 and ASIG) are focused on the refuelling and ground handling 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 manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.
The FBO facility will be rebranded as Signature Flight Support and will continue to offer Part 145 aircraft maintenance under the Signature TECHNICAir™ brand.