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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018

Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018

Can you name the waterfront business airport pictured below that is favored by travelers thanks to its proximity to a big US city?Weekly Image Poll


Signature Flight Support buys self-service fuel facility at Santa Barbara

Signature Flight Support has purchased the only existing self-service Avgas 100LL facility at the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, California, offering recreational pilots an additional option for refueling their aircraft.

The self-service fuel facility – which is expected to be officially servicing Signature’s customers in the coming weeks – will offer an enhanced service experience, including complimentary parking on Signature’s transient ramp for the day of fueling, and pedestrian access to and from the Airport Operations Area (AOA) via Signature’s FBO facilities.

Full-service customers will continue to receive additional benefits, such as crew car use and Signature TailWins rewards.

“Signature’s thrilled to be able to offer pilots another opportunity, in addition to Signature’s Weekend TakeOff Avgas discount programs, to save on their fuel purchases,” said Maria A Sastre, president and chief operating officer for Signature Flight Support.

“Signature continuously works with suppliers to ensure a consistent and dependable supply of Avgas is available to general aviation customers. We’re confident that this additional self-service Avgas facility further expresses our commitment to both the local Santa Barbara pilot community and general aviation community as a whole.”

The addition of this facility at Santa Barbara takes the number self-service Avgas fuel facilities at Signature locations to 14 across the USA.

February 5, 2018

By Hazel King


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