Signature buys out Italian subsidiary to expand FBO network

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Signature Flight Support has acquired SEA Prime’s 40% share of Signature Flight Support Italy.

The acquisition expands the Signature Flight Support’s FBO network’s presence in Italy, which includes FBOs at Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa and Rome-Ciampino Airports as well as trip support arrangements at Bergamo, Catania, Florence, Naples, Palermo and Pisa (LIRP/PSA).

In addition, Signature Flight Support maintains a Signature Select FBO partnership agreement at Venice Marco Polo.

SEA Prime manages the business and general aviation infrastructure at Milan Linate and Malpensa airports under the brand Milano Prime.

The acquisition follows Signature’s initial investment in Signature Flight Support Italy (SFS Italy) four years ago.

Mark Johnstone, CEO of parent business Signature Aviation said, “This acquisition continues to show our commitment to growing our business in Italy. We are proud to fully incorporate the Italian business into the Signature family and offer our customers premier choices for flight support services throughout the country.

“We are also thankful to SEA Prime for their strong partnership, which dates backs to our entry into the Italian market in 2016.”

Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of SEA Prime said, “We are glad to announce this deal with Signature Flight Support, which we see as the natural development of a successful 4-year partnership. SFS Italy will continue to operate at Milano Prime’s premises offering top quality services for customers and operators.”

All FBO locations offer VIP passenger handling, lounge accommodation, customs and immigration assistance, ground transportation, hotel and conference coordination, and VIP security services.

For crew, lounge areas offer a quiet and comfortable rest area. Weather briefings, flight planning assistance, NOTAM information, slot coordination, ground transportation and hotel accommodations are standard amenities.

Flight support services include, catering, laundry services, aircraft cleaning, maintenance support, ground handling, VIP lounges and fuel in all locations.

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