BBA Aviation To Strengthen Florida Base Via Downtown Orlando Expansion

BBA Aviation plc, the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, announces that is has committed to a seven-year lease extension and expansion of its downtown Orlando corporate headquarters offices to accommodate anticipated growth.

Signature Flight Support (Signature) and Aircraft Service Group International (ASIG), together with their parent company BBA Aviation, collectively have more than 1,000 employees in 12 Florida cities, with almost 200 based in downtown Orlando. The expansion will support the future anticipated growth of the business and the creation of new, high-wage jobs over the course of the next three years.

“BBA Aviation’s growth and progress in Orlando demonstrates Florida’s value as a solid base for company headquarters, one that enables businesses to grow and prosper based on their strategic goals,” said Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state’s principal economic development organization. “We’re providing the right atmosphere, talent and resources to help companies further their productivity.”

"We have worked diligently for more than eight years to solidify Downtown Orlando's reputation as the region's ideal location for corporate and division headquarters," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "Signature Flight Support and ASIG have been important members of our community for more than a decade, and today, we welcome the company's growth and retention in our community. This project is exactly the type of project the City and the Community Redevelopment Agency is proud to support."

“We are delighted to commit to our ongoing presence in Orlando.” said S. Michael Scheeringa, President Signature Flight Support and member of BBA Aviation’s Executive Committee. “We found the partnership with both the state and city to be conducive to both retention and growth.”

Enquiries:

BBA Aviation
Brendon Dedekind, Director, Real Estate
+1 407 206 5200

Notes to Editors

About BBA Aviation
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 refueling 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

About Signature Flight Support
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 fuelling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. For more information, please visit: www.signatureflight.com

About ASIG
ASIG is a global provider of ground, fuel, and airport facility services to airlines, airports, oil companies and industry partners. The company’s 7,500 highly qualified aviation service professionals safely handle millions of flights annually. ASIG offers flexible, comprehensive service solutions that deliver value and quality across a network of 70 airports in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.asig.com

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