Signature Flight Support Corporation, London Luton Airport Building, Fixed Base Operations, FBO
Signature Flight Support : London Luton Airport Terminal
London Luton Airport Development design by 3DReid, England, UK
29 Jan 2013
Signature Flight Support London Luton Airport
Signature Flight Support – London Luton Airport
3DReid’s State Of The Art Fbo Complex For Signature Flight Support Takes Off At Luton
3DReid has added to its growing portfolio of exclusive VIP terminals with a new facility for global leader in Fixed Base Operations (FBO) Signature Flight Support.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at Signature’s London Luton Airport location where it announced that it is commencing construction of a new, 3DReid designed state-of-the-art fixed base operation (FBO) to replace its existing facility.
London Luton airport is the main gateway for Business and General Aviation travel into London and is the busiest B&GA Airport in the UK and the third in Europe, handling approximately 12,000 flights annually.
The new facilities at Signature Luton will be comprised of a 1,572 square metre passenger and FBO facility and 4,500 square meters of hangar space capable of housing two Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) sized aircraft. A dedicated ground service equipment garage will also be built.
The new construction will be built to LEED certification standards as set by the U.S. Green Building Council. It will boast the latest in technologies for entertainment, communications, passenger and crew amenities and onward travel solutions. A covered car park and arrival area will protect passengers from inclement weather. With private conference, waiting and catering facilities, passengers will be able to work or relax at the new facility with an expansive view of the airport ramp.
Peter Farmer, Project Director and Head of Airports at 3DReid commented: “This was a fantastic opportunity to build upon our growing reputation for designing these specialist facilities. They are unique in the airport environment and demand a very different design approach. Drawing upon our experience on similar projects at Farnborough, São Paulo and Moscow, we have been able to create a new design standard for Signature that sets a benchmark for future facilities.”
Signature are a great client and we spent some time to ensure that we fully understood their business model which is critical in ensuring that we help them provide world class customer service. Service providers have their own individual ways of providing customer service and it is important that the facility provides for this where ever it is located in the world.” Farmer added.
Access to the aircraft ramp for VIP passengers via a dedicated and secured gate for customer vehicles has been incorporated into the design plan. Security systems and screening areas will represent the latest in technology and customer services to minimize the impact on customers’ schedules. The overall design of the facility minimizes transit time in all areas of the FBO for the convenience of passengers and crew.
Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer noted, “This new, contemporary facility is designed to accommodate the needs of our discerning customers, both passengers and crew. Signature is keenly focused on providing a world-class travel experience both in terms of our people and in our facilities.
We are committed to investing to ensure that Signature continues to be an industry leader now and long into the future.” She continued, “I would like to extend Signature’s gratitude to the Town of Luton and the Luton Borough Council for their support of this project which will bring significant benefits to the local business community and to those travelling through.”
The new Signature Luton FBO will create new jobs and contribute significantly to the local economy while becoming a key asset to the redevelopment of the airport and community. The town of Luton and the Borough Council played an integral role in the approval process for the new construction.
Councilor Sian Timoney, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said: “As an active member of the Love Luton campaign and a supporter of local charities, Signature has become firmly embedded within the Luton community and now I am delighted that it is investing to create jobs in the borough. This clearly demonstrates Signature’s commitment to the town for the future.”
Completion of the new hangar is expected in the third quarter of 2013 and the new FBO and passenger terminal will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Signature Flight Support London Luton Airport images / information from 3DReid
Location: Luton Airport, England, UK
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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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