Signature Flight Support Announces Purchase And Operation Of Self-Serve Fuel At Santa Barbara Airport Adding To Its Existing Offerings At 13 U.S. Airports

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company, announced that it has received approval from the Santa Barbara Airport Director to purchase the only existing Self-Service AvGas 100LL facility at the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, California.

The self-service fuel facility, expected to be officially servicing Signature’s customers in the coming weeks, will offer recreational pilots an additional option for refueling their aircraft. Signature’s Self-Service customers will benefit from an enhanced service experience, including complimentary parking on Signature’s transient ramp for the day of fueling and pedestrian access to and from the Airport Operations Area (AOA) via Signature’s FBO facilities. Full-service customers will continue to receive additional benefits, such as crew car use and Signature TailWins® rewards.

“Signature’s thrilled to be able to offer pilots another opportunity, in addition to Signature’s Weekend TakeOff AvGas discount programs, to save on their fuel purchases,” said Maria A. Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support, “Signature continuously works with suppliers to ensure a consistent and dependable supply of AvGas is available to general aviation customers. We’re confident that this additional self-service AvGas facility further expresses our commitment to both the local Santa Barbara pilot community and general aviation community as a whole.”

For the last 20 years, Signature, the largest supplier of AvGas, has offered discounts on the weekends through their Weekend Takeoff program and loyalty rewards through their Signature BlueSky program, which offers 10X Signature TailWins rewards points for every gallon of AvGas purchased. The addition of this self-service AvGas fuel facility, Signature’s 14th such installation, is a testament of Signature’s sensitivity to general aviator’s needs.

Signature has proudly operated at the Santa Barbara airport for two decades and continues to provide best-in-class service to all pilots who frequent the facility and welcomes new visitors to experience them and enjoy utilizing the self-service facility.

Signature provides self-serve AvGas at 14 locations within its North American network: Asheville, NC (AVL), Broomfield, CO (BJC), Frederick, MD (FDK), Greensboro, NC (GSO), Hilton Head, SC (HXD), Lafayette, LA (LFT), Rochester, MN (RST), Santa Barbara, CA (SBA), Santa Fe, NM (SFE), Trenton, NJ (TTN), West Palm Beach, FL (F45), Winston-Salem, NC, (INT), Waukegan, IL (UGN) and Williston, ND (ISN).

The Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is conveniently located just eight miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara and is the busiest airport on the California coast between Los Angeles and San Jose, serving more than 750,000 passengers annually. The airport features two parallel general aviation runways that are approximately 4,000 feet long each and hosts a 20,000-square foot Airline Terminal building.

Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 200 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: or on Facebook at  Follow Signature Flight Support on Twitter: SignatureFBO

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support and Signature TECHNICAirTM which provide premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling, hangarage and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. Engine Repair & Overhaul/Global Engine Services is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit


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