Signature Flight Support expanded its operations at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., with the $38.5 million acquisition of privately owned Jet Systems, one of five FBOs on the field. The FBO, formerly Avitat Westchester, has operated at the airport for 20 years. The move gives Signature locations on both sides of the field and significantly increases its hangar and ramp space at the airport. The transaction, subject to approval, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter.
Airports, Heliports and FBOs » Airports
New developments at airports including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.
To support and develop business aviation traffic between New York and London, Teterboro Airport and London Biggin Hill Airport have signed a memorandum to become “sister airports.” According to the agreement, they will participate in mutual assistance and cooperation in areas such as customer service, communication, safety and security. Both airports are international general aviation gateways near large metropolitan cities with multiple FBOs and MROs.
Plans to develop São Paulo’s first privately owned business aviation airport appear to have hit a roadblock, with local authorities recently refusing a construction permit for Aerodromo Privado Rodoanel (Beltway Private Airport), despite the airport’s obtaining Brazil federal government approval on July 25. The local authorities have rejected the airport on the grounds that the project is not part of the city’s master development plan and because of concerns about a nearby reservoir.
Late yesterday, Brazil’s civil aviation minister was expected to finally sign an authorization for the development of the Catarina Executive Airport in São Roque (see page 12). Meanwhile, also in the São Paulo area, plans to develop the city’s first privately owned business aviation airport appear to have hit a roadblock with local authorities recently refusing a construction permit for Aerodromo Privado Rodoanel (Beltway Private Airport) on the grounds that the project is not part of the city’s master development plan and because of concerns about a nearby reservoir.
Helicidade Heliporto (HeliCity Heliport) is making its fourth consecutive LABACE appearance (Stand 2019), with a larger exhibit totaling 25 sq m, which is aimed at promoting the heliport’s reputation as “one of the greatest heliports in Latin America.” Certainly it is one of the most luxurious, thanks in part to a series of recent modernization projects to ensure greater guest comfort.
Quando a presidente brasileira Dilma Rousseff assinou um decreto no último mês de dezembro permitindo a construção e operação privadas de aeroportos, abriu caminho para grandes mudanças nas operações de infra-estrutura aeroportuária no país, com o estado de São Paulo como base de lançamento.
O primeiro aeroporto privado para a aviação executiva no Brasil recebeu aprovação governamental quando o ministro da aviação civil Moreira Franco assinou a autorização em 25 de julho em cerimônias em São Paulo.
A aprovação chegou pouco mais de seis meses após a presidente brasileira Dilma Rousseff assinar um decreto permitindo a construção e operação privada de aeroportos, um decreto que também libera a cobrança de taxas para operações de pouso e decolagem. Anteriormente, aeroportos privados só poderiam cobrar aluguel de manutenção e espaço de hangar.
When Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff signed a decree in December last year permitting the private construction and operation of airports, it opened the way to major changes in the country’s airport infrastructure and operations, with São Paulo state as a primary launching pad.
Brazil’s first private business aviation airport received government approval when civil aviation minister Moreira Franco signed the authorization July 25 at ceremonies in São Paulo. The approval came a little more than six months after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a decree permitting the private construction and operation of airports.
Sonoma Jet Center at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif., has joined Signature Flight Support’s affiliate FBO program, Signature Select. As such, Sonoma Jet Center will offer the benefits of the Signature Flight Support network, including Signature Status and Signature TailWins customer rewards programs. Sonoma Jet Center boasts an “elegant” passenger terminal and a newly constructed 22,000-sq-ft hangar built to house G650-size aircraft, as well as a smaller 12,000-sq-ft hangar.