Signature Flight Support Antigua has been playing a pivotal role in assisting Antigua and Barbuda during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Even with the travel restrictions in place, Signature Flight Support has been able to operate on an ad-hoc basis supporting operations related to repatriation flights, receipt of medical supplies on the island, and refueling for cargo and medevac flights.
In early March, as the COVID-19 global pandemic spread within the Caribbean Region, V.C. Bird International Airport had an influx of private jet flights with tourists, homeowners, and yacht charter guests repatriating back to their national country. Signature Flight Support Antigua was also a part of handling flights with medical supplies being brought to Antigua and Barbuda provided by Sir Martin Franklin and the People’s Republic of Venezuela.
The supplies provided by Sir Martin Franklin included eight ventilators (Philips Trilogy 100), along with eight ventilator rolling stands and four extra battery packs. The donation also included more than 18,000 KN95 face masks, 15,000 three-layer surgical masks, 40 CPAP full face masks for ventilator use, plus extra tubing and vents. Signature Antigua also supported a cargo flight receiving critical medical supplies from the United Kingdom being sent to Montserrat to help strengthen their position against COVID-19.
About Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support is the world’s largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) network operating with over 200 locations across the globe. Signature is focused on providing consistent, exceptional service. Signature’s worldwide network of FBOs delivers essential support services for business and private aviation, including refueling, hangarage, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and a variety of other world-class amenities with exceptional customer service. Signature has been operating in Antigua since 2014 and is part of an extensive Caribbean network, recently adding five locations with the acquisition of IAM Jet Centre.