Business aviation service provider Signature Flight Support has acquired a majority stake in Arrindell Aviation Services NV (AAS). AAS has operated at Princess Juliana International Airport in St Maarten, Dutch Caribbean, for 25 years, providing flight support services for both business and general aviation customers and commercial airlines. The enterprise will now be formally known as Arrindell Aviation by Signature.
Services offered at the new location include ground handling, fuel coordination, ground transportation for passengers and crew, ramp parking, water and lavatory services, gourmet catering and weather and routing services.
Liaison between passengers and yacht connections will also be provided, as well as 24/7 aircraft charter brokerage services.
Front of house services, such as passenger check-in, ticketing, security and gate agent services, will also be available to several major commercial airlines.
After the recent purchase of Tropical Aviation at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Signature now covers two significant airports in the Caribbean.
Commenting on the latest acquisition, S Michael Scheeringa, President of Signature Flight Support, stated: “Arrindell Aviation Services is a well-known name in aviation and a premier flight support services provider in the Caribbean. We are very enthusiastic about this acquisition and see it as a key location for us in the Caribbean.”
Frank Arrindell, President and Owner of AAS, also commented: “I am proud that our 25 years of hard work and dedication to providing our customers with very personalised service has brought us to a level where we can join forces with the industry leader.”
Local AAS staff and management will not change and Roy Mingo will continue as the General Manager. Frank Arrindell’s expertise will be leveraged for Signature as the corporate ambassador for the Caribbean.