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Signature Flight Support to acquire Wiggins AirWays FBO at Manchester Airport

Oct 20, 2014
Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the FBO assets of Wiggins Airways, Inc. from Ameriflight, LLC at Manchester – Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, New Hampshire. The transaction is expected to close in October. Signature Manchester, New Hampshire will provide FBO services including fuel and ramp servicing, deicing and anti-icing, passenger and crew services, and charter handling. The campus consists of a passenger terminal and three hangars totaling 87,000 sq. ft. capable of housing large cabin business aircraft. The facility operates its own fuel farm for Jet-A, AvGas, automotive fuel and diesel.

Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer noted, “Signature Manchester, New Hampshire adds to an already strong portfolio for Signature in New England. It is a great choice for business and general aviation customers traveling to the Boston or the region’s leisure destinations. We are pleased to welcome the Wiggins Airways staff to the Signature family and we look forward to welcoming our customers to Manchester, New Hampshire.”

“We are proud to turn over the controls of our World Class FBO at Manchester – Boston Regional Airport to Signature Flight Support, a World Class FBO Operator,” said Jim Thomforde, CEO of Wiggins Airways. “The Wiggins team commitment to safety, service excellence, and efficiency will continue with Signature Flight Support, said Thomforde. This is truly a win-win for both companies as well as our employees, customers, the Manchester – Boston Regional Airport and the Greater Manchester Area. I know Signature will prove to be an excellent partner to the Airport, the community and provide security and opportunities for the Wiggins Employees.

Founded in 1929, Wiggins Airways was at the forefront of aviation growth in the Northeast since its inception. Beginning with scheduled passenger flights, Wiggins Airways grew to encompass such diverse operations as scheduled and charter cargo flight operations, passenger charter operations, and FBO operations.

Strategically situated in the heart of New England, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located less than fifty miles north of Boston, Massachusetts and less than an hour's drive from the region's most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches and peaceful lakefront resorts. MHT is the premier aviation gateway for the region and is ranked as the fourth largest airport in New England for passenger volume.