BBA Aviation ERO

Maria Sastre Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support Corporation

BBA Aviation Flight Support announced today the promotion of Maria Sastre to President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support Corporation. 

In her new role, Sastre is responsible for the daily operations of Signature’s worldwide network of fixed base operations (FBOs) and maintenance centers. 

Her focus as Signature’s Chief Operating Officer has been on the development of a world-class service and safety culture. Customer satisfaction ratings have increased significantly over the past 3 years. Under her leadership, Signature has also increased its footprint to 115 locations globally and invested significantly in updating facilities and infrastructure. 

Sastre commented on her new role, “I am proud of the entire global Signature Flight Support team.  We have been able to achieve much in the last three years and I am committed to the continued growth and expansion of Signature’s global network.  We will continue to invest in our facilities and our people to be the industry-leading FBO chain.  Our customers come first and everything that we do is guided by the philosophy of delivering the best possible service experience in a safe and efficient manner.”

Prior to joining Signature in 2009, Sastre served with Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD where she held the positions of Vice President, International, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia and Vice President of Operations. Sastre also served as Vice President of Worldwide Customer Satisfaction and Vice President Latin America and Caribbean for United Airlines.

Sastre reports to S. Michael Scheeringa, President and CEO of BBA Aviation’s Flight Support division which includes Signature Flight Support Corporation and Aircraft Service International Group Inc. (ASIG).

Scheeringa added, “With Ms. Sastre, we have a highly successful and effective industry leader at the helm of our Signature Flight Support business.  Her dedication to our customer-centric philosophy drives our passion for the business to deliver world-class service and safety at every Signature Flight Support location across the globe. She brings the knowledge and leadership qualities that are necessary for Signature’s continued success and global expansion.”

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 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/signatureflightsupport.  Follow Signature Flight Support on Twitter: SignatureFBO. 

BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 200 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

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