Signature inaugurates London Luton FBO
Signature Flight Support officially opened its luxurious, state-of-the art FBO facility at London Luton (LTN) with a Great Gatsby themed evening. Guests toured the new FBO and were invited to take part in a charity mock-casino. Proceed went to benefit Age Concern Luton, which provides care and support to the elderly in the Luton community.
Signature Flight Support President & COO Maria A. Sastre officially cut the ribbon with BBA Aviation Chairman of the Board Sir Nigel Rudd; BBA Aviation Chief Executive Simon Pryce; Signature Flight Support EMEA Managing Director Evie Freeman; and Signature Luton Directorn Daniel Myles.
“This stunning facility has been many years in the making,” comments Sastre. “We are delighted to officially open the new Signature Luton facility, which is ready to welcome customers from around the world. Our relationship with London Luton is exemplary and their support of this project was essential to its success. As proud members of the Luton community, we will continue to support its development for years to come. In addition, we especially thank our partner sponsors who made tonight’s festivities possible.”
Signature Flight Support has been present at LTN since 1947. Signature Luton is comprised of a 48.440 sq ft hangar, which became operational in 2014 and is capable of housing two Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) sized aircraft. It also has a 75.350 sq ft parking ramp which went into operation on April 1, 2015. This was a welcome addition to Signature’s existing apron at Luton and ensured that operational capacity was maintained throughout the demolition and construction phase of Signature’s new FBO. Finally, a dedicated ground service equipment facility is located on the ramp.
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In addition, a 16920 sq ft passenger facility boasts the latest in technologies for entertainment, communications, passenger and crew amenities and onward travel solutions. The covered arrivals area shields passengers from inclement weather. Private conference rooms, waiting and catering facilities, including a full service bar, are available for passengers and crew to work or relax at the new facility with an expansive view of the airport ramp.
Access to the aircraft ramp for VIP passengers is facilitated via a dedicated and secured gate for customer vehicles. Security systems and screening areas feature the latest in technology and customer convenience to expedite screening. The overall design of the facility minimizes transit time in all areas of the FBO for the convenience of passengers and crew.