The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced today that Signature Flight Support will break ground this week on a new $8 million general aviation facility at Logan International Airport. Signature Flight Support recently executed a ten-year ground lease with Massport under which Signature will operate the Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Logan until 2016. Signature’s new terminal will serve as a gateway to welcome corporate and general aviation travelers to Boston. The new facility, which is scheduled for completion in July 2006, will boast a 12,000 square foot, two-story executive terminal and an 8,800 square foot repair shop. Inside the facility, in addition to standard amenities, the executive terminal will include a private VIP Center with separate street and ramp-side entrances for use by visiting dignitaries. The terminal’s passenger lounge will have floor-to-ceiling glass and a clerestory window allowing sunlight to flow in from the vaulted roof structure. The building will also be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for its incorporation of “green” elements including the use of environmentally friendly building products, environmentally sensitive construction practices and overall energy efficiency. "Signature has been operating at Boston-Logan since 1967 and has consistently provided first class customer service,” said Massport’s aviation director Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. “Signature’s new facility is another milestone in the modernization of Logan Airport and evidence that we are delivering the quality of services our customers deserve and have come to expect at the airport.” "Having been a part of the Boston-Logan community for nearly four decades, Signature Flight Support is extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Massport by providing a modern, world class facility in which to welcome the city’s corporate and general aviation visitors,” said Signature president and chief executive officer Beth Haskins. Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation Services Group 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 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 60 locations in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Signature can be found online at www.signatureflight.com .