Signature TECHNICAir at Farnborough Airport

22nd September 2020 by Farnborough Airport

Signature TECHNICAir, an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has expanded its maintenance support network in Europe with the addition of a new line station and Mobile Service Unit (MSU) here at Farnborough Airport.

“We are pleased to welcome Signature TECHNICAir to Farnborough Airport.  Their offering will certainly enhance the excellent maintenance services already onsite” – Richard Wittels, Business Development Manager, Farnborough Airport.

TECHNICAir’s Farnborough-based technicians are capable of performing minor aircraft maintenance, clearing defect lists, preventative checks, as well as performing oxygen and nitrogen service. Furthermore, extensively equipped Mobile Service Units expand the geographic coverage of the Farnborough base to include South of England and the Midlands, enabling both proactive aircraft maintenance and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) troubleshooting and repair.

Gulfstream have announced its new Customer Support Service Centre at Farnborough Airport is now open for business

6th August 2020 by Farnborough Airport

The all-new 225,000-square-foot/20,903-square-meter facility can easily accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650™, G650ER™ and the new industry flagship Gulfstream G700™.

Gulfstream Farnborough offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services, as well as interior refurbishments and after-market modifications.

“Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “This opening marks the completion of another goal in our overarching strategy to enhance convenience and increase options for our customers. The new facilities we are building can better accommodate more of the increasingly popular large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft our customers are flying around the world.”

In line with Gulfstream’s sustainability strategy, the Farnborough facility has been designed with environmental benefits, including rainwater harvesting, radiant heating systems in the purpose-built hangar, intelligent lighting controls and heat recovery systems. The building is also expected to achieve a “Very Good” Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.

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Farnborough Airport voted No. 1 FBO in 2020 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey

22nd April 2020 by Farnborough Airport

Farnborough Airport has been named Europe’s number one FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in the 2020 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey.  

The airport is delighted to the have achieved the number one position for the 15th time.

“This award recognises our focus on delivering world-class service to our business aviation customers. It also reflects the commitment and dedication of our whole team at Farnborough Airport,” said Brandon O’Reilly, Farnborough Airport CEO.​

Farnborough Airport voted No.1 FBO in AIN Survey for the 14th consecutive year

1st April 2020 by Farnborough Airport

Farnborough Airport, the business aviation gateway to London, has earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2020, ranking first in the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category for the 14th consecutive year.

“This achievement underscores the professionalism and dedication of all our employees at the airport,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO Farnborough Airport.  “We appreciate the importance of this prestigious accolade​ and the recognition from both our customers and the wider industry.”

Farnborough Airport launches Flying Scholarship for 2020

31st January 2020 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH, 31 January 2020 Farnborough Airport has today launched The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme. Now in its 13th year, the programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation.

Over the past decade, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry, such as commercial airline pilot. Last year’s scholarship recipient, 18-year-old Tom Ferguson, is currently undertaking flight training at Blackbushe School of Flying at Blackbushe Airport with the aim of gaining his PPL and achieving his goal of becoming a fully qualified pilot.

Tom commented: “I would like to thank Farnborough Airport for this fantastic opportunity which has allowed me to work towards gaining my PPL and ultimately take me that one vital step closer to achieving my dream of becoming an RAF fast-jet pilot.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO Farnborough Airport, said: “We look forward to welcoming our next flying scholar for 2020. We are extremely proud to support this initiative which helps young people to gain valuable flying experience and reach their full potential.”

Further information is available on The Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ website: Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2020.

Farnborough Airport Press Briefing and Brunch

22nd January 2020 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH, 21 January 2020 Farnborough Airport has announced record air traffic movements for a third consecutive year, surpassing the previous record from 2018 for the highest ever number of total annual movements.

For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 5.3 per cent. For December 2019, the airport recorded an 11.6 per cent increase in movements for the month, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to continue in 2020.

Specifically, air traffic movements to and from the U.S. experienced significant growth during the year, with an increase of 15per cent year-on-year. In the same period, traffic to and from Europe saw a 6 per cent increase.

The airport has also introduced its new brand identity following the recent acquisition. The new brand both embodies the airport’s philosophy to consistently offer a five-star service and reflects the award-winning architecture of the airport’s facilities with its iconic shapes and curves.

“Our performance in 2019 underpins the important role Farnborough Airport plays as Europe’s leading business airport. It is clear that customers continue to see us as the business airport of choice in this region,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO Farnborough Airport. “This success is a testament to the dedication of all our employees and the service they provide to our customers day in, day out.”

2019 was another important year of milestones for Farnborough Airport, including the acquisition of the airport by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. The airport also hosted a coalition of business aviation organizations from around the globe for the sustainable aviation fuel initiative event, “Fuelling the Future”, and was named a winner at the IEMA (The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment)   Sustainability Awards 2019, further underlining the airport’s ongoing commitment to responsible and sustainable development.

Farnborough Airport currently handles more than 30,000 flights per annum and is equipped to cater for a wide range of aircraft types, including Boeing Business Jets and Airbus Corporate Jets. As the only dedicated business aviation airport in the UK, it is specifically designed to offer a one-stop shop for business aviation customers, and with 240,000 sq ft of heated hangar facilities and 1.2m sq ft of ramp space can accommodate both based and transient aircraft. 

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