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Signature Aviation unveils new build Edinburgh location with Grand Opening Event


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17th May 2023

Signature Aviation unveils new build Edinburgh location with Grand Opening Event

Signature Aviation’s multimillion new build EDI location celebrated its grand opening with an impressive event, attended by a diverse array of guests including brokers, trip planners, customers, tenants, contractors, suppliers, and representatives from the Edinburgh Airport Authority who supported the project throughout the pandemic. The weather was perfect, with blue skies and sunshine, allowing guests to enjoy the festivities indoors and on the patio. A piper welcomed guests onto the red carpet, followed by tours of the new FBO featuring state-of-the-art facilities, VIP suites, a conference room, and a fully stocked bar with tea and coffee. The event also featured a static display of the self-sufficient GSE FBO and fuel trucks.

Signature Aviation’s EDI location holds significant importance as a key airport in Scotland and within its global network. Situated in the capital city of Scotland, the airport attracts tourists, businesses, medical professionals, and students from world-class universities. As the General Aviation (GA) hub of Scotland, Signature Aviation has invested substantially in the new FBO and security screening equipment. A state-of-the-art CT3 X-ray machine upgrade is also planned for early 2024. The spacious facility offers stunning views of the airfield, with a discreet entrance for VIP customers and crew.

John-Angus Smith, Managing Director of Signature Aviation, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are delighted to officially open our new purpose built FBO in Edinburgh offering a full suite of handling services to our business and general aviation customers.  We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Edinburgh Airport as we grow our business in Scotland and the UK.”

The dedicated 6,497 sqm GA ramp allows Signature Aviation to handle aircraft of all sizes, from King Airs to A330s, catering to charter, private, medical, and military customers. The base is fully self-sufficient, equipped with its own GSE, including fuel bowsers, push-back tugs, steps, Ground Power Units (GP), belt loaders, and facilities for toilets and water. The company is also making strides in sustainability by transitioning to electric vehicles for their CSR fleet.

Excitingly, Signature Aviation’s EDI location is ready to launch its Elite Class product, enabling customers to utilize the facility for both arrival and departure for their commercial flights. Discussions with airlines are already underway to ensure a successful launch.

With its remarkable amenities, strategic location, and commitment to service excellence, Signature Aviation’s remodeled EDI location is poised to become a premier destination for discerning travelers, reinforcing its reputation as a leader in the aviation industry.

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