SAN JOSE, Calif., 17 Feb. 2013.Fixed-base operator (FBO) specialist Signature Flight Support Corp. in Orlando, Fla., will develop and operate a 29-acre, $82 million FBO facility at San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif.
The Signature Flight Support FBO complex at San Jose International will be larger than 270,000 square feet on 29 acres consisting of 240,000 square feet of hangar space, 24,000 square feet office and shops, a 10,000-square-foot executive terminal, a 3,600-square-foot ground support equipment (GSE) shop, a 7,500-square-foot technology garden, and 18.5 acres of ramp space.
Airport staff will recommend Signature Flight Support be awarded a 50-year lease on the airport’s west side to develop and operate the FBO complex. Airport officials intend to return to the San Jose City Council in early spring to recommend approval of a ground lease and operating permit to Signature Flight Support, company officials say.
“The Airport completed a $1.4 billion upgrade to the terminal area in 2010, and now our focus must be the proposed private development and $82 million investment of the west side by Signature Flight Support," says Bill Sherry, director of aviation at Signature Flight Support.
The new FBO complex at San Jose International will "support the private aviation needs of local high-tech companies, most notably the personal aircraft of the principals at Google,” Sherry explains.
The adopted Airport Master Plan identifies the west side of the airport for development to accommodate projected growth in general aviation service demand, Signature Flight Support officials say.
Development areas include 44 acres north of the FAA airport traffic control tower, and 15 acres in the southwest area, which is the current tie-down area for general aviation aircraft and the former San Jose State University Aviation facility.
Signature Flight Support services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance, and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at domestic and international locations. The company operates at more than 100 locations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia.
For more information contact Signature Flight Support online at www.signatureflight.com.