NBAA 2012 - Orlando, FL: October 26, 2012 – Signature Flight Support Corporation (Signature), the world's largest fixed-base operation (FBO) for business and general aviation, announced today an exclusive partnership with CLEAR, the U.S. leader in secure biometric identification.
As a company with a strong global presence, Signature has recognized the worldwide prominence of verified identity solutions and the many benefits that they provide in various verticals, including travel and aviation. Signature’s partnership with CLEAR, a company that employs secure biometric identification to speed travelers through airport security, will offer, for the first time, the benefits of secure identity to the U.S. General Aviation community.
“It is extremely exciting to see an advanced and customer-centric company like Signature embrace the existing benefits and future possibilities that biometric technology can offer their traveling community,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “We are thrilled that Signature has chosen CLEAR’s secure identity platform to share with its customers and crew.”
Through this agreement, all Signature stakeholders will benefit from the valuable timesaving opportunities of a CLEAR membership. Signature will install CLEAR kiosks at multiple airport locations, where Signature’s customers and staff can enroll onsite with the help of trained Signature Flight Support staff. CLEAR members speed through airport security, averaging five minutes or less, so repositioning flight crews and customers travelling commercially will see an immediate benefit by utilizing CLEAR.
“At Signature, we strive to implement value-added customer benefits that Signature’s customers can enjoy in addition to the current amenities and benefits offered at our FBO locations,” said Maria Sastre, COO for Signature Flight Support. “We know our customers and crew value their time and will benefit from the certainty of speed that CLEAR’s biometric technology offers.”
As part of the agreement, attendees who enroll at the NBAA conference (October 30-November 1) will receive a complimentary six-month trial with unlimited access to CLEAR’s expanding network of airports around the U.S. CLEAR will have two kiosks at Signature Flight Support’s booth #N3100 at the convention center. Additionally, crews and attendees arriving at Signature’s Orlando International Airport (KMCO) can enroll and be verified at Signature Flight Support’s FBO. Interested travelers should bring their passport or U.S. Permanent Residency card as well as a secondary form of ID (Ex: driver’s license) in order to enroll onsite.
CLEAR currently operates at Orlando, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort-Worth and Denver international airports and will soon be opening at Westchester County Airport in New York. In addition, CLEAR will initially establish kiosks in Signature FBOs at Washington Reagan National Airport (KDCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD), White Plains, NY (KHPN) and Orlando International Airport (KMCO) with additional locations being added in the coming months.
Signature Flight Support Corporation (Signature), 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: http://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 plc's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support Corporation, ASIG and Executive Beechcraft) are focused on refueling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Ontic, International Governor Services, APPH, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company) 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 http://www.bbaaviation.com.
CLEAR uses biometric technology to identify members and speed them through airport security in 5 minutes or less, effectively eliminating lines and transforming travel. Members save time and stress with dedicated lanes that allow them to be identified in just seconds using a fingerprint or iris scan. CLEAR’s secure technology platform delivers certainty of speed and the highest level of service to members at the airport, while also enhancing airport security.
CLEAR operates at San Francisco, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth and Orlando international airports and will soon be opening at Westchester County Airport in New York. CLEAR has a growing base of more than a quarter of a million members across the U.S. and is currently expanding to bring its time-saving, secure biometric technology to airports around the country.
Enrollment is fast and easy and can be done at any of CLEAR’s enrollment centers (http://clearme.com/enrollment-centers). For more information on how CLEAR is changing the way people travel, visit www.CLEARme.com.