14th December 2016 by Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport employees and tenants of the airfield have been busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas to help put smiles on the faces of those less fortunate than ourselves at this festive time.
We are pleased to report that the airport was able to deliver 70 presents to the Community Matters Partnership Programme. CMPP will then be delivering to various charities, initiatives and groups around Farnborough and Aldershot. Along with this staggering success we are also pleased to be one of the local companies who helped collect 1354.8 kg worth of tinned food, selection boxes, toilet rolls, nappies etc. to be taken to shelters for the Christmas season.
13th December 2016 by Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough (FAB) has recently joined the World Fuel Services Network of FBOs. TAG will leverage World Fuel Services’ bulk jet fuel supply and technical support of local professionals during their five year supply agreement.
“TAG Farnborough Airport is pleased to announce that its exclusive aviation fuel supplier is now World Fuel Services,” says TAG Farnborough Airport CEO Brandon O’Reilly. “The WFS network and commitment to uncompromising quality of product and service were the key reasons for selecting our new partner.”
“TAG Farnborough Airport is one of the most highly decorated and respected facilities in our industry, with a global reputation for excellence” adds WFS Vice President of Commercial Development Mark Amor. “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to serve their location with quality fuels, technical support services, and innovative sales and marketing solutions.”
With their membership in the World Fuel Services Network, TAG has access to comprehensive business and general aviation FBO solutions designed to foster their business’ success and help them to better serve customers with world class offerings. From training, to credit card processing, to marketing support, Word Fuel Services Network FBOs are provided customized services by World Fuel Services’ team of dedicated industry professionals.
30th November 2016 by Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport has been presented with a Silver ‘Green Apple Award’ by The Green Organisation at a ceremony held at The House of Commons this month. The Green Apple Environment Awards, is an annual international campaign designed to recognise and encourage environmental best practice around the world.
TAG Farnborough Airport received the Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to reducing environmental impact and continuous improvement through best practice. In particular, the award acknowledges the innovative sustainable staff travel plan which encourages employees at the airport to adopt low or zero carbon travel such as cycling, the use of public transport and car sharing. Additionally the scheme addresses staff movement around the airport site through investment in company electric vehicles, e-bikes and more traditional pedal bikes.
9th November 2016 by Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport exhibited at NBAA/BACE last week in Orlando (1-3 Nov). It was a very successful show for the airport, meeting both potential new business contacts and existing clients.
Brandon O’Reilly, CEO also took part in a live interview with a new Aviation TV Channel called Gear-up to talk about why TAG Farnborough Airport was present at the show and the latest news from the airport.
Please see the following link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_w5NP0ZwBfPMG5oT2ZlSEUzclU
10th August 2016 by Farnborough Airport
Following on from July 2015 when the airport submitted an Airspace Change Proposal to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), we are now working with the CAA on an additional consultation as we have identified opportunities to refine the proposal further in a limited area surrounding Midhurst.
This consultation will start on Wednesday 10th August 2016 and end on Wednesday 5th October 2016.
For further details please go to www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com
1st August 2016 by Farnborough Airport
During this year’s biennial Farnborough International Airshow, TAG Farnborough Airport
announced that 22-year-old Emily Smith has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2016, which will provide training towards a Private Pilot’s License (PPL).
The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” program that reaches out to schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation. Each year TAG Farnborough Airport and The Honourable Company of Air Pilots grant one young person a scholarship to gain flying experience.
Emily, from Burnley, Lancashire (UK), currently located in Uxbridge and studying Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies at Brunel University, has been chosen as this year’s winner. She completed a competitive application process, underwent aptitude tests and an interview before final selection. Emily will receive training at the Pilot Centre at Denham airfield and the time flown will count towards a PPL.
“I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with this great opportunity,” says Emily. “It has always been my ambition to become a professional pilot and the support of the Flying Scholarship will be invaluable in achieving this.”
“We are keen to encourage young people to reach their full potential and are proud to support this through our community engagement,” adds TAG Farnborough Airport CEO Brandon O’Reilly. “I’m pleased to award this scholarship to Emily as she pursues her career in the world of aviation and am sure she will benefit greatly from the flying experience this scheme offers.”
8th June 2016 by Farnborough Airport
On 4 June 2016, over 360 participants ran, cycled, walked and roller skated around TAG Farnborough Airport’s runway and taxi ways as part of the 5th Annual Twilight Runway Challenge. This was the greatest ever turn out from the local community for the charity event, organised jointly by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough. Students (past and present) and staff from The Sixth Form College Farnborough as well as employees from TAG Farnborough Airport along with other member companies of the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) participated in the challenge.
The Twilight Runway Challenge is a unique event, taking place on TAG Farnborough Airport’s airstrip, after the airport’s operations have ceased for the day. This year £6,000 was raised for the CMPP Youth Aspiration Fund (YAF), used to provide grants to support initiatives in the local area that encourage young people to reach their full potential, including mentoring and support groups.
Christine Eustace, Director of Community Engagement at The Sixth Form College Farnborough, said: “What an amazing evening! The weather was kind to us, every challenger had a smile on their face – even when they had finished – and we raised lots of lovely money for the Youth Aspiration Fund. A huge thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the event. It just goes to show what wonderful things can be achieved when organisations work together to support their community.”
Elaine Turner, Marketing and Events Manager, TAG Farnborough Airport, added: “It’s fabulous to welcome so many people along to the airport after operations on a Saturday evening to support this event. It’s quite a unique opportunity to run, cycle, skate down the runway and taxiways of an airport and participants love having the option of a 3, 5 or 10k distance to suit their ability, which makes it more fun. There’s always such a great atmosphere from when people start arriving for registration, moving into the warm-up, then moving people to the actual start line.”
6th May 2016 by Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport has earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2016 and was named ‘Best European FBO’ in the 2016 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey for the eleventh year in a row.
AIN has been conducting surveys since 1981 and today offers respondents a comprehensive list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide. The results of the AIN FBO Survey are based on the feedback of its readers who use FBOs and/or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews, flight schedulers and flight department managers from international operators. AIN’s respondents also identified TAG Farnborough Airport’s reception team as employees that routinely go above and beyond when it comes to customer service.
Pro Pilot distributed its 2016 PRASE Survey to magazine subscribers and received 1,916 forms this year. The poll determined the favoured FBOs/handlers within the following areas: Europe, US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Asia. The original Pro Pilot FBO Survey was started in 1974.
“These results are a tribute to the dedication of all our employees at Farnborough,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “With an additional investment of £1 million upgrading our terminal facilities recently, our focus continues to be on delivering the highest standard of service for customers and crew.”
15th March 2016 by Farnborough Airport
Fernhill students and staff had a busy and exciting week of events to celebrate World Book Day. ‘The Punctuation Show’ kick started the week with a lively presentation to all Year 7 & 8 students. Audience participation was a must! Think ‘We Will Rock You!’
Writer in Residence, Dave Cryer, spent two days with students leading creative writing workshops and was truly impressed by the quantity and quality of writing. The school is delighted that TAG Farnborough Airport are sponsoring Dave’s residency; students really appreciate learning from him – even returning at break times to continue writing!
Mrs Murdoch said, “It really was fantastic to hear so many different authors speak passionately about ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and creative writing. Recently Fernhill students have entered a number of story writing competitions and we wish them every success with their endeavours; maybe one will become a successful author or song writer in the future?
11th March 2016 by Farnborough Airport
This is the winning mural of a local design competition organized by the airport involving the Farnborough Sixth Form College. Artwork, by Graphic Design student Hannah King, has given colour and focus to the staff relaxation space at the offices of TAG Farnborough. Hannah, a second year at The Sixth Form College Farnborough, was chosen from a shortlist taken from over 70 submissions from other students, who responded to the Brief from TAG Farnborough.
Hannah said of her winning entry “When we were given the Brief we were asked to take inspiration from Sol LeWitt, due to the brightness of his work. I was also inspired by plane propellers, designing the geometric shapes around their fluidity and angles. . Entering the competition has consolidated my aim to follow a career path as a graphic designer and has benefited me in many other ways. Being selected to have my work displayed looks amazing in my portfolio for university interviews.”
“Community engagement is very important to us,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “We are keen to support young people in developing their skills and talents and we were impressed with the high standard of competition entries. The vibrant, winning piece of artwork produced by Farnborough Sixth Form College Graphic Design student Hannah King, is now on display at the airport.”
The mural has been placed in the MeadowGate Building at the airport and provides a welcoming background to the rest area/chill out room for staff.