Signature Aviation holds opening ceremony for new Birmingham FBO

posted on 10th October 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Signature Aviation holds opening ceremony for new Birmingham FBO

Signature Aviation on Wednesday October 5, 2022 officially opened its new private aviation terminal at Birmingham Airport with a grand opening ceremony.

The Worshipful The Mayor of Solihull Counsellor Ken Meeson, along with Emma Woodcraft, General Manager for Signature Birmingham and John-Angus Smith, Managing Director for Signature EMEA cut the ribbon in front of invited guests including customers, charter brokers, representatives from Birmingham Airport, suppliers associated with the construction and fitout of the new terminal, and other businesses from the local community in Solihull.

The opening marks the full revival of Signature Birmingham following a flood affecting its previous 1930’s era terminal building in March 2018. Construction of the new terminal, delayed by the COVID Pandemic, commenced in late 2021 and lasted 12 weeks, with interior fit and finishing taking an additional 4 weeks.

The Terminal became operational in Spring 2022.

“We are thrilled to have a facility to be proud of and even though we have only been operational for a short while, the feedback from our customers has been amazing,” said Emma Woodcraft.

The entirely new site represents Birmingham’s newest and best-appointed Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility, featuring a 222 sq. m. building replete with traveller lounge space, refreshment area, and a passenger security screening checkpoint.

The terminal also includes a dedicated pilots lounge and an electric vehicle charging station.

Furthermore, Signature Birmingham will continue to offer the consistent, expert line service for which it is renowned for visiting aircraft, along with substantial parking capacity for general aviation aircraft.

“This facility re-establishes our Birmingham operation as a key part of our network of 226 global locations and the opening solidifies our ongoing commitment to our customers and to Birmingham Airport as we look to the future,” said John-Angus Smith.

“We are thankful for the support of Birmingham Airport Ltd in helping to re-establish Signature’s presence at the airport.”

“The newly built FBO in Birmingham reflects the resilience of our team and the importance of this key strategic location within the UK and Signature Aviation network” shared Daniel Myles, Area Director UK for Signature Aviation.

“General aviation continues to be a commercial driver to both the airport and the Birmingham area, and we look forward to welcoming customers to our new FBO on their next visit through Birmingham.”