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Signature opens Des Moines facility
Des Moines is a key stop for operators travelling to and from Iowa, and a vital aspect of Signature’s presence in the region. The design and amenities should make it one of the most recognisable and unforgettable stops.
A 5,000sq ft guest terminal sits next to a 30,000sq ft hangar with 27' high doors and office space.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Signature Aviation has opened a newly built private aviation facility at Des Moines International airport in Iowa.

The greenfield project features a 5,000 square foot guest terminal highlighted by striking exterior and interior design features, as well as a host of premium amenities engineered to streamline travel. The general aviation terminal is accompanied by a 30,000 square foot hangar and office area. The hangar includes a 27’ door opening and can accommodate large business jets to the size of the Bombardier Global 6500, Dassault Falcon 7X and Gulfstream G700.

The 20 month construction project has produced a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified terminal that reinforces Signature’s commitment to sustainability via healthy and efficient green building practices. The facility joins nine other LEED certified locations within Signature’s network, including the recent opening in Bedford, Massachusetts.

"As one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest, Des Moines is a key stop for aircraft operators travelling to and from Iowa, and a vital aspect of Signature’s presence in the region," says CCO Derek DeCross. "The design and amenities at the reimagined Signature Des Moines will instantly make it one of the most recognisable and unforgettable stops within our network."

The terminal is anchored by a crafted general lounge with floor-to-ceiling views, while an adjacent crew lounge will offer additional space to recharge and reset before or after travel. There is a hi-tech conference room space as well as an internet café. A fully stocked coffee bar will offer two distinct roasts as a part of Signature’s new coffee programme and partnership with Lavazza.

In one of the more unique amenities in all of Signature’s network, the Des Moines facility includes a cozy and comfortable outdoor fire pit area, which will offer customers the chance to relax and take in the scenic exterior areas and sunsets from just outside of the terminal.

For Signature, it doesn't stop there; the company plans an unveiling at Key West International airport in early 2024.

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