LONDON, 19 Jan. 2013. Signature Flight Support held a ground breaking ceremony at its London Luton Airport location and announced that it is commencing construction of a new fixed base operation (FBO) to replace its existing facility.
London Luton airport is a gateway for business and general aviation (B&GA) 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 meter 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 include a covered car park and arrival area as well. The facility will also include private conference, waiting and catering areas.
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 be included, as well as customer services to minimize the impact on customers’ schedules. The overall design of the facility is meant to minimize transit time in all areas of the FBO for the convenience of passengers and crew.
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.