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Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017

Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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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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