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Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018

The future of flying

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has published a report in cooperation with young people think tank ThinkYoung called Expanding Horizons: How Millennials see the Future of Business Aviation. The survey asked young people aged 18-25 in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland about mobility, business aviation and the future of sustainable personal air transport. Read more on Andrea Gerosa, founder of young people’s think-tank ThinkYoung, thoughts here

04th June 2018

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Signature Flight Support acquires Mobile and Downtown air centers from Azalea Aviation

Signature Flight Surpport Corporation has announced the acquisition of assets of Azalea Aviation Inc.’s Mobile Air Center at Mobile Regional Airport (KMOB) and Downtown Air Center at Mobile Downtown Airport (KBFM).

Taylor and Harris Morrissette own both Azalea Aviation facilities, and Taylor will stay on at the company after the purchase to oversee KMOB and KBFM.

KMOB consists of 60,000ft2 of hangars and 16,000ft2 of executive terminal and customer offices, and began providing fueling services in the 1950s and terminal and hangar services in the 1960s.

KBFM is comprised of over 45,000ft2 of hangar space, including a newly constructed state-of-the-art 16,800ft2 hangar, 6,000ft 2 tenant offices and a 5,000ft2 executive terminal.

Commenting on the acquisition, S. Michael Scheeringa, President of Signature Flight Support stated, “The Mobile, Alabama facilities bring two important locations to our Southeast region and the greater Signature network. We welcome Taylor and his staff at both Mobile Air Center and Downtown Air Center to the Signature family and look forward to growing business at both locations through the power of Signature’s global network and the Signature Service Promise.”

Taylor Morrissette said, “We have enjoyed our 20-plus years of operations at the Mobile airports and look forward to the great growth opportunities provided by the Signature network. The relationships that we have formed with our customers and the Mobile Airport Authority have been the keys to our success.”

Both facilities will be rebranded as Signature Flight Support and become part of Signature Flight Support’s global network which now numbers 111 global locations.


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