Signature Flight Support Licenses Blue Heron Aviation Ltd’s New FBO in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Blue Heron Aviation Ltd. (“Blue Heron”) of the Turks and Caicos Islands to license Blue Heron’s new Fixed Base Operation, which is under construction at Providenciales International Airport (MBPV).

The new FBO will provide customers with a modern and contemporary style facility, consisting of a 6,800 square foot terminal, with lounges and office space, 11 acres of aircraft parking and hangar facility. The FBO will offer full ground handling, fueling and the full portfolio of Signature’s services including its loyalty program Signature TailWins®. The FBO will open in the fall of 2014 in time for the peak travel season.

Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support stated, “This new Signature Flight Support location in the Turks and Caicos is a continuation of our strategic expansion in the Caribbean.  Signature Turks and Caicos is currently under construction designed to the highest standards of a world-class FBO.  Our focus on delivering exceptional service and safety combined with the finest facilities makes the Signature value proposition a differentiator at Providenciales International Airport.”

"The Turks and Caicos jet market has seen substantial growth over the past decade and we anticipate that this trend will continue. Our new FBO will offer outstanding quality of customer service and facilities which are essential to service this expanding market.  The design of the FBO boasts modern technology and energy efficient features such as solar power.  We are excited to be working with Signature Flight Support who will bring their expertise and knowledge of the global market, enabling us to deliver the service expected of a world-class FBO", commented Michel Neutelings of Blue Heron.

The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida and just below the Bahamas chain.  The destination is fast becoming one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the Caribbean due to its world class hotels, villas, restaurants and spas, award-winning beaches, crystal-clear waters and exceptional outdoor adventures.  The world’s third largest barrier reef surrounds Turks and Caicos providing superior scuba diving, deep sea fishing and fly fishing. The islands boast 350 days of annual sunshine and a tropical marine climate.

Blue Heron Aviation Ltd is a Turks and Caicos Company owned by investors and residents who have significant investments in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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 support and aftermarket services 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 and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 220 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

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