UK-headquartered flight planning and operations support company Signum Aviation has opened its North American regional headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
“Over the last two years Signum Aviation has grown its North American clients seven-fold through our strategic partnership with the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA)," says regional vice president for North America Kyle Ferguson. "CAA’s guidance on what private aircrew and schedulers truly value in international trip support services has been invaluable. Opening an office to better support our clients is a direct reflection of our team’s success in meeting clients’ needs based on CAA’s guidance during a very difficult time for the industry. We’ve helped clients fly further, navigating changing regulatory environments due to COVID, while still reaching new destinations. Passengers are choosing to fly private instead of commercial, in many cases purchasing longer range aircraft to do so. We are here to help them and their crews get where they need to go.”
Offering private and corporate operators the support of a 24/7 flight operations and dispatch team has given many operators peace of mind during a time of great uncertainty in the world. “We are building on 14 years of experience while still continuously asking ourselves how we can better serve our clients, and our office in Seattle is part of that,” adds president and founder Jonathan Gill. “Since founding the company we’ve always wanted a physical presence in the United States to better support our clients there. Our partnership with CAA has been instrumental in establishing that office. It is exciting to be investing in the US and growing the team there in unison with the expansion of our global headquarters in the UK in Manchester.”
The CAA was integral to the growth of Signum's US business, and Ferguson says: "Its leadership and membership has been instrumental to our growth since we signed a strategic partnership with it two years ago. It provided insight on what operators need, and that is solutions tailored to their individual flight departments' requirements, which is why we work to align our business processes to our clients’ processes, not the other way around. CAA really has the best interest of its members at heart. We are both focused on supporting the operator, and that is why we enjoy working with it.”