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Signature adds FlightAware Toolbox

Signature Flight Support is deploying FlightAware’s FBO Toolbox across its FBO network, one of the world’s largest with around 200 locations covering destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The company explains this commitment with FlightAware will establish better communications between aircraft operators and FBOs by enabling a new level of coordination and service.


January 28, 2019
By Wings Staff

FlightAware’s FBO Toolbox is a Web-based platform that includes a suite of tools to support operations at FBOs, which can be paired with FlightAware Global, a flight tracking service used by private aviation operators. “The integration of FlightAware’s technology, will further enhance our ability to provide customers with efficient and accurate service delivery no matter where customers fly within the global Signature network,” said Shawn Hall, chief commercial officer of Signature Flight Support.

FlightAware recently added an FBO scheduling feature that enables FlightAware Global customers to pre-select the FBO they intend to visit at their destination. When a user selects a Signature facility, FlightAware sends an email notification so FBO employees can prepare for the inbound aircraft. If the aircraft is blocked, FlightAware Global customers will be able to provide access to tracking via FBO Toolbox at the selected FBO.

Signature FBOs will also host proprietary ADS-B ground stations from FlightAware, called FlightFeeders. The FlightFeeders, explains Signature, track aircraft in the air as well as on the ground, making it possible for FlightAware Global customers to know when their aircraft powers on at its origin, when it begins taxiing, as well as the moment it parks at its destination.

FlightAware recently introduced this as an enhancement for FlightAware Global customers, called Ready to Taxi. By hosting FlightFeeders, Signature explains it improves surface coverage and helps customers receive maximum value from Ready to Taxi.

“As the largest FBO network in the world, Signature Flight Support has earned a reputation for operational excellence and customer experience that is continuously improved by utilizing innovative technology like FlightAware,” said Daniel Baker, CEO at FlightAware.