Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement with Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten to extend its concessions and lease part of the general aviation terminal that is expected to be completed in 2016.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement makes Orlando-based Signature the first general aviation company to sign on as a tenant and concessionaire at the new fixed base operation facility.
“Signature’s acquisition of Arrindell Aviation Services in 2011 was our first location in the Caribbean. Since then, we have added San Juan, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua and, recently, Turks and Caicos, as a licensee, to our Caribbean network,” said Signature Flight Support President and COO Maria Sastre. “This agreement represents a perfect example of cooperation between an airport and a flight support services provider to bring economic development and new infrastructure to the community.”
St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport serves as a hub for air carriers and cargo operations to surrounding islands such as St. Barths, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius and Anguilla. It is also the second-busiest airport in the northeastern Caribbean.
Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation Plc. company, is a global aviation and aftermarket services provider.