Signature Flight Support has purchased all of the assets of Tropical Aviation Corporation of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Tropical Aviation facility is located at Isla Grande – Fernando L. Rivas Dominicci Airport (TJIG) in downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico and expands Signature’s footprint into the Caribbean.
The fixed base operation is comprised of a new, modern complex including 29,000 sq. ft.of hangars and shade ports, a 6,900 sq. ft. executive terminal and offices all situated on 3.9 acres.
Signature Puerto Rico will provide 24/7/365 service for general aviation and commercial into-plane fueling; parking; pilot lounge; pilot quiet/nap room with shower facilities; flight planning room; computerized weather systems; air-to-ground communications; crew transportation and accommodations arrangements; executive meeting room; Signature QuickTurn service; crew and rental cars; and custom catering.
“As an important gateway between Latin America and the US mainland, Puerto Rico is perfectly positioned for technical stops and provides the opportunity to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection before continuing on to any point in the continental United States,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, President, Signature Flight Support.
Port Authority Director, Alberto R. Escuerdo-Morales stated: “We are pleased to see the arrival of Signature Flight Support at Isla Grande Airport in San Juan. Our strategy to revitalise Isla Grande as the preferred business and general aviation airport in San Juan is further solidified with Signature’s presence. In our continuing efforts to stabilize our economy through investments from the private sector, we are elated that this company has chosen Puerto Rico as a premier location for their growth strategy. We look forward to work with Signature Flight Support in the years to come.”