Signature Buys Colorado Ski Country FBO

 - December 7, 2021, 4:49 PM
With its purchase of the Vail Valley Jet Center, the sole service provider at Colorado's Eagle County Regional Airport, Signature Flight Support will be able to host incoming traffic headed to many of the state's famed Rocky Mountain ski areas. (Photo: Signature Aviation)

Signature Flight Support has expanded its U.S. FBO network with the acquisition of Vail Valley Jet Center, the lone service provider at Colorado’s Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE). KEGE serves many of the state’s world-class ski resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Aspen, and the move increases Signature’s regional footprint, giving it its fourth FBO in Colorado and its first outside the Denver area.

The facility includes a 15,000-sq-ft, three-story terminal featuring a café, a coffee bar, concierge service, a conference room, a business center, and a pilot lounge with a snooze room. Also offered are crew cars, ramp-side vehicle access with complimentary valet, a heated vehicle garage, and car wash/detailing. U.S. Customs is normally available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, with after-hours call-out available. The location also provides 25 acres of ramp with 238,000 sq ft of hangar space, which can accommodate the largest ultra-long-range business jets. An additional 57,000 sq ft of hangar space is due to open by the end of 2022.

“The addition of the Vail Valley Jet Center to the Signature family of FBOs aligns with our global growth strategy, providing customers with exceptional service at both business and leisure destinations,” said Signature Aviation CEO Tony Lefebvre. “VVJC and its employees have earned a prominent reputation in the industry as passionate professionals, and we look forward to extending the same trusted, consistent FBO experience at [KEGE] under Signature ownership.”