Signature Flight Support has opened its latest fixed base operation (FBO) at Boeing Field King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, Washington.
The site consists of a 6,250ft2 executive terminal that uses the latest energy-efficient LED technology for lighting and high-efficiency climate control. The project cost an estimated US$11.5m (€9.5m) and involved the demolition of an old facility and hangar as part of the redevelopment process.
Signature partnered with Boeing Field King County Airport, the King County Water and Land Resources Department and the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review to establish an experimental system for storm water management as part of the new development. The system will be monitored in the coming years to determine if it is acceptable to use on future airport development projects.
Maria A Sastre, president and chief operating officer of Signature Flight Support, said, “Signature’s new facility is a fantastic option, especially for aircraft traveling trans-Pacific as a tech stop. We are pleased to have this magnificent facility in the Pacific Northwest with Seattle’s long history in aviation and rich cultural attributes.
“We are especially pleased with the relationship we have with the airport and county government, resulting in a collaborative storm water management innovation. We are invested for the long term and see a bright future for the airport and the Seattle area.”
Airport director Randall Berg said, “King County International Airport/Boeing Field is thrilled to be part of this celebration of Signature Flight’s new executive terminal. As one of our biggest FBOs, Signature’s success is a testament to the role it plays in Northwest aviation.
“Their new facility, located a stone’s throw away from the airport’s main terminal building, is another example of how, by working together, the future of this airport is limitless.”
Signature also operates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing fueling, executive terminal facilities and flight support services.