Ross Aviation acquires Signature Flight Support base in Thermal, CA
With the final stroke of a pen and handshakes with team members, Ross Aviation completed its planned acquisition of the Signature Flight Support facility at KTRM in Thermal, California.
The acquisition now gives Ross Aviation the largest ramp and hangar complex in the Coachella Valley and signals the organization’s growing presence in the region - as well as its appetite for expansion, system-wide.
“We see Thermal not only as a primary airport serving the Coachella Valley” said Brian Corbett, chief executive officer of Ross Aviation, “but also as an excellent alternative to other facilities in the region which are becoming increasingly congested. We anticipate hosting traffic from a variety of previously traditional destinations in the area, and now have the ramp space and hangar capacity - along with outstanding passenger and crew facilities – to accommodate them comfortably throughout the year.”
Ross Aviation now has the largest ramp and hangar facilities at Thermal, California (KTRM), with plans to serve both the Coachella Valley and as an alternative base for more congested airports in the region.
The Palm Springs / Coachella Valley region is particularly well-known for its numerous festivals and activities and for its regular influx of visitors and seasonal residents to the desert resort communities.
Ross Aviation has been a provider of FBO services at KTRM since 2016, and senior leadership of the company has actually had a service presence on the field for decades. The purchase of Signature Flight Support’s operation in Thermal comes just over a year after Ross Aviation purchased other ramp space and hangar facilities at Thermal and allows the company the capability of handing additional heavy jet aircraft, as well as more capacity for base customers.
Staffing at the acquired facility is anticipated to remain virtually unchanged, as the incumbent team is already well-known at the airport for their high standards of service and safety – two key attributes of every Ross Aviation team member. “We’re very proud to welcome our newest team members in Thermal” said Mr. Corbett, “and to having them become an integral part of our operations as we continue to increase our footprint in the region.”
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 9th January 2020 | Issue #539