Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Embraer Authorized Service Center Opens at Dulles Airport
Orlando Fla.-based fixed-based operation (FBO) Signature Flight Support announced the launch of its subsidiary, Signature TechnicAir Dulles, an Embraer Authorized Service Center at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
(Left to right: Robert Grant, area director Signature Dulles, Maria Sastre, COO of Signature Flight Support, S. Michael Scheeringa, CEO of BBA Aviation, John E. Potter, CEO of MWAA, Robert Knebel, senior VP Embraer, Phil Lammiman, VP of Signature TechnicAir. Photo, courtesy of Galen Photography.)
In addition to providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for the full line of Embraer business aircraft, the center will also provide airframe, powerplant, avionics and RVSM pilot/static testing for a variety of general aviation aircraft.
Signature celebrated the launch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newly renovated passenger terminal and 40,000-square-foot hangar at Dulles on Wednesday.
“This is a significant advantage for our customers since Washington is a major destination for our aircraft and one of the nation's busiest business aviation markets. The facility will provide customer support and maintenance for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 as well as the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650,” said Bob Knebel, vice president of sales at Embraer. More