Farnborough Airport announce Flying Scholar for 2019

20th November 2019 by Farnborough Airport

Farnborough Airport has announced that 18-year-old Farnborough local, Tom Ferguson, has been selected from a wide range of candidates to be awarded the Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2019 which provides training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).

The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme.  Now in its 12th year, the programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate pupils and students about the aviation industry. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one young person a scholarship with the aim of providing the opportunity to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their PPL. For over a decade now, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry such as commercial airline pilot.

Currently studying A level Maths, Further Maths and Physics at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough, this year’s scholarship recipient, Tom, would ultimately love to pursue his dream of becoming a fast-jet pilot with the RAF.  Before being awarded the scholarship, Tom completed a highly competitive application process, underwent various aptitude tests and an interview before final selection. He has been training at Blackbushe School of Flying at Blackbushe Airport and the time flown will count towards his PPL.

Tom Ferguson said: “I would like to thank Farnborough Airport for providing me with this fantastic opportunity. From when I was just a very young boy, I dreamt of being able to learn to fly, with the ultimate goal of becoming a fast-jet pilot with the RAF. This Flying Scholarship has brought me one vital step closer to achieving this goal and allowing me to make my dreams a reality.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO Farnborough Airport, said: “Encouraging young people and helping them to reach their potential is extremely important.  As a former British Airways Commercial Trainee, I appreciate only too well the importance of opportunities like our Flying Scholarship.  I am pleased to award Tom with this scholarship as he starts his career in the world of aviation.”

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets acquires Farnborough Airport

1st October 2019 by Farnborough Airport

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 (“MEIF6”), has acquired Farnborough Airport from a consortium of private investors.

Leigh Harrison, Head of MIRA EMEA, said: “We are delighted to announce our investment in Farnborough Airport. In addition to holding an important place in UK aviation history, the airport is known for its high-quality offering to customers. Drawing on our extensive experience managing airport infrastructure around the world, we look forward to partnering with Farnborough Airport to ensure it remains an important contributor to the local economy and a business aviation gateway to London and the South East.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of Farnborough Airport, said: “The significant investment that has occurred at Farnborough Airport over the past two decades under the previous shareholders has been transformative. With a number of development projects already underway, we are excited to partner with Macquarie to further develop our offering to the business aviation market.”

TAG Farnborough Airport wins the 2019 IEMA Sustainability Impact Award for Energy and Carbon Transition

24th September 2019 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH, 24 September 2019 – TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport, has been named the winner in the Energy and Carbon Transition category at the newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019, recognising the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management.

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the UK and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members.  The new IEMA Awards recognise people and businesses that are transforming the world towards sustainability, with winners selected by a panel of judges featuring leading authorities in the environment and sustainability sector.

Receiving the award, Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “This award represents another important milestone in our ongoing energy efficiency and carbon reduction efforts. TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to developing its business in a responsible and sustainable way through the comprehensive management of our environmental impact.”

Twilight Runway Challenge 2019

16th July 2019 by Farnborough Airport

More than 600 people ran, cycled, walked and roller skated around TAG Farnborough Airport’s runway and taxiways as part of the eighth Twilight Challenge, there were almost four times as many participants compared to the very first Challenge in 2012.

The charity event organised by Community Matters Partnership Programme (CMPP) and hosted by TAG Farnborough Airport has raised nearly £15,000. The run is in aid of CMPP who work to raise the aspirations of young people throughout the area. Past and present students and staff from The Sixth Form College Farnborough, as well as employees from TAG Farnborough Airport and other member companies from CMPP took part.

Award-winning facilities and services recognised as TAG Farnborough Airport leads international FBO polls

15th May 2019 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2019, ranking first in the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category for the 13th consecutive year. For the 14th year in a row, the airport was also named ‘Best European FBO’ in the 2019 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey.

“These results are a tribute to the high level of professionalism and dedication of all our staff at Farnborough,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.  “Following the significant investment to upgrade our terminal facilities, our focus continues to be on delivering the highest standard of service for customers and crew.”

TAG Farnborough Airport’s Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright

1st March 2019 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport is underscoring its ongoing commitment to sustainable development and carbon footprint reduction by supporting an exciting programme focused on solar energy.  In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, the airport is off-setting 2018 residual carbon emissions (over which it has direct control) through the support of renewable energy projects, both locally with the donation of a 10kW Solar Array system to Newlands Primary School in Yateley, Hampshire and also overseas through the support of a large-scale solar farm project in India, bringing green energy, education and employment opportunities between the two projects.

In 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport became the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and since then has continued to make further substantial reductions in its carbon footprint with a confirmed offset totalling 1,605 tonnes of carbon emissions for the last year. Over the past five years alone, TAG Farnborough Airport has invested over £1 million into energy efficiency projects and during the past decade has reduced carbon emissions, over which it has direct control, by 3,819 tonnes or 73 per cent (2008 carbon emissions: 5,242 tonnes).

In cooperation with Carbon Footprint Ltd, TAG Farnborough Airport has offset residual emissions through credible and certified offsetting projects, which in recent years have included school tree planting in the local area paired with a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest (Florestal Santa Maria Project), protecting trees in one of the most biodiverse places in the world. This important work is continuing in 2019 with TAG Farnborough Airport donating a 10kW Solar Power system to Newlands Primary School, located close to the airport in Yateley, Hampshire. As well as providing much needed renewable energy, the new solar system will allow the school to reduce its electricity costs by about £1,300 each year and at the same time provide the children with a unique learning opportunity in the field of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM).

At the same time, TAG Farnborough Airport is also supporting an overseas solar power project in rural India. The project has provided employment in a developing region, helping to both decarbonise the national grid and reduce power outage.

At a special commemorative event at Newlands School this week to celebrate the ‘switching on’ of the new solar power system, Miles Thomas, Environment Manager, TAG Farnborough Airport, commented, “The solar schools project will provide a lasting benefit to Newlands Primary School, supplying a carbon free source of electricity for many years to come while creating an avenue for discovery and learning amongst pupils in the field of science and technology.”

“TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to developing its business in a responsible and sustainable way, supporting our local community economically, socially and environmentally. Our voluntary participation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme provides the opportunity to achieve this through projects that are not only designed to meet our carbon footprint offsetting requirements, but also provide direct benefit to our local community.”

Dr Wendy Buckley, Client Director at Carbon Footprint Ltd, said, “It is fantastic to see TAG Farnborough Airport continue to support community projects, both on a local and international basis.  It is highly appropriate that having already introduced new technology – including solar power – at their own site, the airport is now supporting the introduction of the latest solar technology with these local and overseas projects.”

William Neighbour, Headteacher at Newlands Primary School said, “We are really grateful to TAG Farnborough Airport for their donation of the solar panels. The children at Newlands are very conscience of their impact on the environment and push us adults to ensure we are delivering a sustainable planet for them to inherit. The solar panels have allowed us to focus more of our school curriculum on renewable energies and the environment, empowering the children to have a greater understanding of how they can improve their environment. TAG Farnborough Airport’s significant investment in solar technology has the additional benefit of saving the school thousands of pounds.”

TAG Farnborough Airport launches Flying Scholarship 2019

7th February 2019 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2019.  Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme. Now in its 12th 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, 17-year-old Réshé Harrison, was able to pursue his dream of becoming a fully qualified pilot having overcome the enormous challenge of battling leukaemia as a child. Réshé completed his flight training at Redhill Aviation Flight Centre and successfully gained his PPL in October 2018. Réshé commented: “I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with such a fantastic and unique opportunity. The support of the Flying Scholarship has provided me with that vital stepping stone to go on to university to study Aviation Management with Commercial Pilot License and has ultimately given me the chance to make my dreams a reality.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are keen to encourage young people to not only become involved in the world of aviation but also reach their full potential and are extremely proud to support this initiative through our community engagement.”

Further information is available on The Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ website:

https://www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/flying-scholarships-2019/

Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2019.

 

Press Brunch & Briefing – Thursday 17th January 2019

17th January 2019 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport announces a record year for air traffic movements

 

 

FARNBOROUGH, 17 January 2019 TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent.

 

For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to continue in 2019. 

TAG Farnborough Airport serves customers from around the world and in 2018 noted substantial growth in air traffic movements to and from the U.S., with an increase of 22.5 per cent year-on-year, as well as Europe, up by 15.5 per cent.

 

“TAG Farnborough airport’s improved performance last year is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees and represents a clear vote of confidence from the business aviation sector.  It underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy – to consistently offer a five-star service of the highest standard with no compromises – and our position as Europe’s leading business airport,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.

 

“2018 was an important year of milestones for TAG Farnborough Airport.  We were delighted to be selected by Gulfstream as the location for a state of the art, purpose-built maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility and to be awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this.”

 

TAG Farnborough Airport currently handles more than 30,000 flights per annum, with approval to increase this number to 50,000 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.

 

Presentation Masterclass 2018

30th November 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport hosted a Presentation Challenge for students from local schools on 29 November.  The students, in Year 9 and 10, were from Ash Manor School, Calthorpe Park School, King’s International School and The Wavell School.

The students attended a ‘Presentation Masterclass’ delivered by Brandon O’Reilly, CEO, TAG Farnborough Airport which gave them plenty of advice, hints and tips for giving a good presentation.  All the students then had two weeks to prepare their own presentations which could be on any aspect of aviation.  The range of subject matter covered everything from aviation crime and aviation conspiracy theories to the manufacturing rivalry and future of aviation.

Brandon, Elaine Turner and Bayley Rolfe from TAG Farnborough Airport judged the presentations and were really impressed by the high standard of delivery from each of the teams as well as the quality of the content of each presentation.

“The standard across all the presentations was really high and better than many business presentations I’ve attended in the working environment.  Well done to everyone who participated.  Having had this experience, we hope that the students will now take the skills they have learnt and put them into practice when taking their next steps, whether that’s college, university or work” said Elaine Turner, Marketing & Events Manager, TAG Farnborough Airport.

As the standard was so high, there were two winners; Calthorpe Park School with ‘How is the Internet Transforming Aviation’ and The Wavell School with ‘Aviation Conspiracy Theories’.

TAG Flying Scholar 2018 receives his PPL Scholarship Certificate

26th November 2018 by Farnborough Airport

 

Réshé Harrison, winner of the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018, was joined by TAG Farnborough Airport CEO, Brandon O’Reilly, at a Scholarship presentation ceremony and reception at Cutler’s Hall in London last week.  During the ceremony, The Court of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots presented Réshé with his scholarship certificate, formally marking his achievement.

 

On receiving his scholarship certificate, Réshé said, “The support of the Flying Scholarship has provided me with that vital stepping stone to go on to university to study Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training and has ultimately given me the chance to make my dreams a reality.”

 

“Réshé has worked hard and overcome many challenges to get to this point and I am sure that he will benefit greatly from the tremendous experience he has gained from this scholarship. I am delighted that TAG Farnborough Airport is supporting this scheme as it is yet another way in which we can encourage local young people to get involved in the world of aviation,” commented Brandon O’Reilly.

 

Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one young person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their PPL. Over the past 11 years, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry.

 

The TAG Flying Scholarship 2019 is set to be launched in January next year.

TAG Farnborough Airport announces winner of Flying Scholarship 2018

12th October 2018 by Farnborough Airport


TAG Farnborough Airport has announced that 17-year-old Réshé Harrison has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018 which provides training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).

The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme. Now in its 11th year, the programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one young person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their PPL. Over the past 11 years, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry such as commercial airline pilot.

Currently studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering at Kingston College, this year’s scholarship recipient, Réshé, has overcome the enormous challenge of battling leukaemia as a child to pursue his dream of becoming a fully qualified pilot. The defining moment came for a six year old Réshé – in the midst of his treatment for leukaemia – on a special children’s charity flight to Orlando. During a conversation with the Captain of the Boeing 747, Réshé explained that one day he wanted to be just like him to which the Captain responded: “Work hard, be the best and one day I hope to see you in the cockpit”.

Before being awarded the scholarship, Réshé completed a competitive application process, underwent various aptitude tests and an interview before final selection.  He has been training at Redhill Aviation Flight Centre working towards his PPL.

On receiving the scholarship, Réshé said: “I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with such a fantastic and unique opportunity. Since that memorable day when I was just six years old, I have worked towards my ultimate goal of becoming a professional pilot. The support of the Flying Scholarship has provided me with that vital stepping stone to go on to university to study Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training and has ultimately given me the chance to make my dreams a reality.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “I am delighted to award this scholarship to Réshé as he pursues his career in the world of aviation and benefits from the flying experience this scheme offers. We are keen to encourage young people to reach their full potential and are extremely proud to support this through our community engagement.”

BACA Excellence Awards

4th October 2018 by Farnborough Airport

A capacity audience gathered at the Guildhall in London yesterday (3rd October) for the 12th annual presentation of the BACA Excellence Awards.

Finalists were shortlisted by a panel of international judges – including representatives of many of the key regional and trade associations – together with voting by BACA members to find the ultimate.

TAG Farnborough Airport were delighted to sponsor the Young Person of the Year Award 2018. The award was received by Zach Rankin from PrivateFly. Many Congratulations to Zach and all the winners.


Civil Aviation Authority Decision: TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

11th July 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport welcomes the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to approve its Airspace Change Proposal.

We will carefully study the CAA’s decision and recommendations as we plan for the future.

For more information on the CAA’s decision, please visit https://www.caa.co.uk/News/Controlled-airspace-approved-for-Farnborough/

The purpose of TAG Farnborough Airport’s Airspace Change Proposal ACP is to create a new operating environment with elements of controlled airspace, which would offer all airspace users predictability and consistency of operation. Overall, this could further reduce noise and CO2 emissions, improving the environment in and around the airport. It is also set to improve efficiency and enhance safety.

Please visit  www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com for more information

 

TAG Farnborough Airport becomes first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world

27th June 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this under Airport Carbon Accreditation run by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE).  To achieve carbon neutral status, an airport must have mapped its carbon emissions, reduced CO2 emissions under its direct control, engaged with others on the airport site to reduce their emissions and invested in responsible and credible programmes to offset residual carbon emissions.

Over the past decade, TAG Farnborough Airport has reduced carbon emissions over which it has direct control by 42 per cent or 2,183 tonnes (2008 carbon emissions: 5,242 tonnes) and over the past 5 years alone has invested over £1 million into energy efficiency projects.

“As a world-class facility, TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to responsible and sustainable development through comprehensive management of our environmental impact. Whilst carbon neutrality is without a doubt an important milestone in our carbon reduction efforts, our work in this field by no means ends here and we will continue to identify new and innovative ways to improve our sustainable credentials,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager TAG Farnborough Airport.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE, said, “We firmly believe that every aspect of aviation needs to try to address its carbon footprint and business aviation is no exception. As the first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world, the team at TAG Farnborough Airport are pioneers in this regard, having engaged in ever-greater efforts in sustainability over the past years, allowing them to rise through the levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, to reach their ultimate goal today. I congratulate them on setting what we hope will become a trend among other business aviation airports that become inspired by their example.”

Attaining carbon neutral status is the culmination of over a decade’s work by TAG Farnborough Airport’s environmental team, headed by Miles Thomas.  A host of projects with a focus on energy efficiency, staff accountability and awareness training, driven by the airport’s ISO14001 certification, have been key contributory factors in achieving carbon

Twilight Runway Challenge 2018

5th June 2018 by Farnborough Airport

Over 500 participants – the greatest turn out ever and over three times as many people compared to the very first Twilight Runway Challenge in 2012 – ran, cycled, walked and roller skated around TAG Farnborough Airport’s runway and taxiways on Saturday evening as part of the 7th Twilight Runway Challenge. The annual charity event, organised jointly by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, is in aid of Community Matters Partnership Projects (CMPP), which is working to raise the aspirations of young people throughout the local area.   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 CMPP participated in the challenge which since its original launch has raised over £30,000.

Commenting on this year’s Challenge, Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are proud to host this event for the seventh year running, just one of a number of activities we undertake at the airport in partnership with our local community.”

TAG Farnborough Airport selected as location for new Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. UK Service Centre

1st June 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been chosen as the location for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s London Area Service Centre with a state of the art, purpose-built facility expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2020.

The new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility will include office space, customer areas, shop space and a hangar able to accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft. Significant ramp space will also be included, along with a car parking area. The entire facility is projected to cover approximately 180,000 to 220,000 square feet/16,723 to 20,439 square metres.

“We are delighted that Gulfstream has selected TAG Farnborough Airport as the location for its new MRO. We welcome this investment which will benefit the regional economy and underpin the airport’s role in supporting jobs and economic development.  As Europe’s leading business aviation airport and a London gateway, we are well placed to meet the specific requirements of Gulfstream and its customers,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.

“We chose TAG Farnborough Airport because it is a London gateway airport dedicated exclusively to business aviation. Frequented by many of our operators, it offers amenities that complement our brand, with the space required for our current construction plans and future growth,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support.

TAG Farnborough Airport named ‘Best European FBO’

23rd April 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport is consistently recognised within the industry for its first class facilities and services, topping international FBO polls. For the 13th consecutive year TAG Farnborough Airport has been named ‘Best European FBO’ by Pro Pilot in the annual survey which polls subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine including qualified pilots, executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers and CEOs.

“This result is a tribute to the dedication of all our staff and underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy –  to consistently offer a five-star service to customers and crew of the highest standard with no compromise.” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.

TAG Farnborough Airport tops international FBO poll

10th April 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has once again earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2018, having been voted No.1 in the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category for the 12th consecutive year.  Since 1981, AIN readers, who use FBOs or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews and dispatchers from international operators, have been voting in this annual survey from a list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide today.

“This result is a tribute to the high level of professionalism and dedication of all our staff at Farnborough,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.  “Following the significant investment to upgrade our terminal facilities, our focus continues to be on delivering the highest standard of service for customers and crew.”

 

TAG Farnborough Airport announces record growth in air traffic movements

2nd February 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record increase in air traffic movements (ATM), reporting the highest ever growth in the history of TAG Farnborough Airport for the month of January with an increase of 17.9 per cent in January 2018.  This follows a year of significant growth with 2017 being the airport’s busiest year since 2007.

For the full year 2017, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 7.4 per cent and the record 17.9 per cent increase in January 2018 is a clear indication that this positive trend is set to continue.

Also noted for 2017 was a substantial growth in air traffic movements from Asia with an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year, as well as Africa and Europe, both up by 10 per cent year-on-year.

The latest figures were announced by CEO Brandon O’Reilly to a group of aviation journalists at a briefing held this week.


Commenting on TAG Farnborough Airport’s performance, Brandon O’Reilly said: “This improved performance is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees and represents a clear vote of confidence in the airport from the business aviation sector.  It underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy –  to consistently offer a five-star service of the highest standard with no compromises – and our position as Europe’s leading business airport.”

TAG Farnborough Airport launches Flying Scholarship 2018

8th January 2018 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018.  Each year, under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one young person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).  The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme.  Now in its 11th 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 winner, Leo Tang, was able to undergo flight training at Phoenix Aviation’s base in Lee-on-the-Solent and was successful in gaining his PPL in Autumn 2017.  Leo Tang commented: “I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with this fantastic opportunity. My ultimate goal has always been to pursue a career within the aviation industry, to become a professional pilot and qualify as a flying instructor, allowing me to pass on my skills to the next generation of young flying enthusiasts. The support of the Flying Scholarship has been invaluable, allowing me to make my dreams a reality.”

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are keen to encourage young people to not only become involved in the world of aviation but also reach their full potential and are extremely proud to support this initiative through our community engagement.”

Further information is available on The Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ website: www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/flying-scholarships-2018/

Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2018.

M3 Smart Motorway Provides Faster Link from Farnborough to London

18th August 2017 by Farnborough Airport

Following three years construction work and a £174m investment, the new four-lane M3 Smart motorway between Farnborough (Junction 4a) and the M25 interchange (Junction 2) has now opened bringing an immediate benefit to clients of TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport. This substantially enhances one of the key trunk roads linking the airport to the surrounding area and further improves the journey time from Farnborough to London.

The Smart motorway uses variable speed limits to manage traffic and utilises new technology to give drivers better information on road conditions ahead. These features, as well as the ability to convert the hard shoulder into an extra traffic lane, all contribute to relieving congestion.

Commenting on this improved access, TAG Farnborough Airport CEO Brandon O’Reilly said: “The opening of the new M3 Smart motorway is great news for the airport’s clients who will benefit from improved Farnborough to London journey times. This additional capacity will play a significant role in supporting economic growth in the wider region, with TAG Farnborough Airport playing its part as an important contributor to the local, regional and national economy.”

Twilight Runway Challenge 2017

18th July 2017 by Farnborough Airport

Over 500 participants – the greatest turn out ever and over three times as many people compared to the very first Twilight Runway Challenge in 2012 – ran, cycled, walked and roller skated around the business airport’s runway and taxiways on Saturday 1st July 2017 as part of the 6th Twilight Runway Challenge. The annual charity event, organised jointly by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, is in aid of Community Matters Partnership Projects (CMPP), which is working to raise the aspirations of young people throughout the local area. Students (past and present) and staff from The Sixth Form College Farnborough as well as employees from the business airport along with other member companies of CMPP participated in the challenge which, since its original launch five years ago, has raised over £25,000

 

First FBO in the UK to achieve Stage II IS-BAH™ registration

19th May 2017 by Farnborough Airport

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) formally announced the initial Stage II registrations for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS- BAH™), the global code of best safety practices, which were issued in May 2017 to TAG Farnborough Airport, UK; Sky Valet of Cannes-Mandelieu, France; and SRC Aviation, New Delhi, India.

“We are delighted to be the first FBO site in the UK to have achieved Stage 2 IS-BAH accreditation and I know our operators at TAG Farnborough Airport will welcome this. This certification underpins the importance we place on safety management systems (SMS)”, said Roger Walker, Director Airport Operations at TAG Farnborough Airport. “We have a sophisticated and effective SMS in place and are committed to upholding the highest safety standards.”

“Our congratulations go out to the respective management and teams at Sky Valet, SRC Aviation and TAG Farnborough Airport for their continued support and dedication to the IS-BAH™ programme. The first Stage II registrations are a significant milestone for the Programme, and it’s fitting that they should come ahead of EBACE 2017 and the planned IS-BAH™ Standards Board meeting where, following positive user feedback, possible enhancements to the industry ground handling standards will be discussed”, said Terry Yeomans – IS-BAH™ Programme Director.

The IS-BAH™ has been created for the industry by the industry. It incorporates a scalable safety management system (SMS) concept in all aspects of FBO/BAHA operations and is complementary with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™), adopted globally by corporate flight departments.

The IS-BAH™ is a joint programme between IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). It incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit programme and follows the long established structure of the IS-BAO™ programme.

TAG Farnborough Airport voted as No. 1 FBO in International Surveys

24th April 2017 by Farnborough Airport

This month, TAG Farnborough Airport was placed first in the Aviation International News (AIN) FBO Services Survey and Professional Pilot PRASE Survey.

TAG Farnborough Airport has topped the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category in AIN’s international FBO survey for 11 years in a row. Since 1981, readers, who use FBOs and/or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews and dispatchers from international operators, have been selecting their favourites in this annual survey from a list of more than 4,500 FBO services providers worldwide today.

It is also the 12th consecutive year that TAG Farnborough Airport was named ‘Best European FBO’ by Pro Pilot in a survey of qualified pilots.

TAG Farnborough Airport community tree planting initiative takes root

31st March 2017 by Farnborough Airport

 

TAG Farnborough Airport UK joined Calthorpe Park School in Fleet yesterday (30 March 2017) to plant 150 trees at the school site as part of the airport’s environment management programme. Calthorpe Park School is one of 16 schools and wildlife reserves in the Rushmoor and nearby area, which are receiving a total of 3,500 native (broad-leaved) trees funded by TAG Farnborough Airport this spring.

TAG Farnborough Airport UK has been measuring and reducing its carbon footprint since 2008 and as a result has cut annual carbon emissions by nearly 30%. TAG Farnborough Airport is offsetting its 2017 carbon emissions in conjunction with Basingstoke-based Carbon Footprint Ltd through tree planting in the local area as well as a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest (Florestal Santa Maria Project), which works towards protecting trees in one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport UK, commented: “This is a great opportunity for local schools and wildlife reserves to benefit from involvement in our carbon offset programme. At TAG Farnborough Airport, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. With the help of Carbon Footprint Ltd, we have been working with the local community to introduce 3,500 new trees into the area which will also foster our own biodiversity.”

 

 

“Once the trees are planted, the school will be actively involved in their care. We’re hoping our students will run projects to report on new wildlife spotted on site, due to the new habitats the trees create”, said Calthorpe Park School’s head teachers, Martin Amos and Melanie Hooper: “We are delighted to have been chosen to receive these trees as part of TAG Farnborough Airport’s initiative, as care for the environment is a strong value for our school.”

TAG Farnborough Airport UK initiated the tree planting in support of its carbon offsetting activities. Together, these initiatives contribute to the final stages of a ten-year project to manage and reduce carbon emissions through an independent, voluntary scheme called Airport Carbon Accreditation. In 2013, TAG Farnborough Airport UK was awarded the third of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’ – which certify the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon management and carbon neutrality. TAG Farnborough Airport is one of five airports in the UK to have achieved the ‘Optimisation’ level and is now on target to reach ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2019, which requires offsetting residual carbon emissions over which the airport has control.

“The environment has always been important to us and we monitor our carbon footprint very closely. The tree planting is part of our carbon offsetting activities that will help us reach our goal of carbon neutrality. It is encouraging to see that our neighbours support us in this”, Thomas added.

 

 

In 2016, TAG Farnborough Airport UK was presented with a Silver ‘Green Apple Award’ by The Green Organisation at a ceremony held at The House of Commons, 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. The airport has also invested in electric vehicles, e-bikes and traditional pedal bikes for staff movement in and around the airport site.

While improving energy efficiency at TAG Farnborough Airport through investment in site-based solar energy, specialised hangar heating systems and low-energy lighting across the airfield, waste management has also been a focus of the airport’s environment management programme. Zero waste to landfill was achieved throughout 2016, establishing a level of performance to which TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to for the future.

TAG Farnborough Airport ’Crew Gym Challenge‘ – 3 April to 30 June 2017

27th March 2017 by Farnborough Airport

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To celebrate the 1-year opening of its exclusive crew gym, TAG Farnborough Airport is setting a challenge for flight crew members that are taking advantage of free access to the fitness facilities and to encourage new users to run or cycle the equivalent distance from Farnborough, UK to the TAG Group’s FBO in Geneva, Switzerland – 470 miles or 756km, over the course of a three-month period.

There are exciting prizes to win, including a Fitbit Blaze smart watch and Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones.  To participate in this fun challenge, TAG Farnborough Airport visitors will need to download the My Wellness App and share their results the Marketing Department at the airport upon their completion. The challenge will run from 3 April to 30 June 2017.

Click here to download leaflet.

TAG’s Christmas Toy and Food Drive Joy

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.

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World Fuel Services tags TAG Farnborough

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.

TAG Farnborough Airport Achieves Silver Green Apple Environment Award

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.

 

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TAG Farnborough Airport at NBAA 2016

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

 

TAG Farnborough Airport – Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) Update

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

TAG names Flying Scholarship winner

1st August 2016 by Farnborough Airport

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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.”

Twilight Runway Challenge Raises £6,000

8th June 2016 by Farnborough Airport

Twilight Runway 2016On 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.”

 

 

TAG Farnborough Airport leads international FBO polls

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.”

Writer in Residence

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?

Fantastic winning mural design

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.

 

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TAG Farnborough Airport achieves international environment standard

16th November 2015 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport today announced that it has been certified to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard for its commitment to environmental management. Miles Thomas and Holly Reeves from the airport’s Environment Management team were presented with the certificate by Allyson Lewis and Luke Lambourne from SGS, an independent auditing body, on 13 November 2015. ISO 14001 is an international standard that sets out requirements for an effective environment management system. It is designed to help businesses, including airports, evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

“Developing the airport responsibly has always been important to us. We are pleased to have achieved this internationally recognised certification for the environment management system we have developed and implemented,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport.

“This accomplishment demonstrates that managing environmental issues is an integral part of our business operation. We are committed to working with our staff, tenants, suppliers and the local community with a view to continually improve environmental performance at TAG Farnborough Airport”, he added.

“We are delighted to award the ISO 14001 standard to TAG Farnborough Airport”, said Allyson Lewis, South East Regional Manager at SGS UK. “Throughout the process, they have dedicated themselves fantastically and, with their continuous improvement plans now in place, we expect this to act as a strong foundation moving forward.”

The airport has introduced a number of environmental initiatives such as improving energy efficiency through investment in lighting and renewable technology, minimising waste to landfill, managing noise in the community and further reducing CO2 emissions through sustainable staff commuting.

TAG Farnborough Airport is also part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which was launched in 2009 by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. This independent programme recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce carbon emissions. The ‘Optimisation’ level awarded to TAG Farnborough Airport is the third of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’ – which measure the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon management and carbon neutrality. As one of only four airports in the UK to reach the third level, it is on target to become one of the UK’s first ‘Neutrality’ accredited airports.

 

TAG Farnborough Airport recognised by industry partners

21st October 2015 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded ‘Best Handling Agent/FBO’ at the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) Autumn Lunch & Excellence Awards, held at London’s Guildhall on 14 October 2015. It is the second year in a row that TAG Farnborough Airport has topped the ‘Best Handling Agent/FBO’ category.

BACA is a worldwide organisation for air charter professionals, representing the interests of 200 member companies, including brokers, charter airlines, airports, business aircraft operators and consultants. The winners of BACA’s Annual Awards are chosen by its membership.

Elaine Turner, Events & Marketing Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We appreciate the endorsement from our industry partners. This accolade reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team at TAG Farnborough Airport. Our customers expect a bespoke, seamless service and that will continue to be our focus.”

Earlier this year, TAG Farnborough Airport was named ‘International FBO of the Year’ in the Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey 2015 for the ninth consecutive year and ‘Best European FBO’ in the 2015 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey for the tenth year in a row.

TAG Farnborough Airport cycles in support of fly2help charity

11th September 2015 by Farnborough Airport

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Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport successfully completed fly2help’s Weekend Cycle Challenge 2015, an event that saw cyclists ride 170 miles from Farnborough Airport to Biggin Hill, Gatwick Airport, Brighton and back to Farnborough from 5 to 6 September 2015, in support of the charity.

fly2help is a national aviation charity that inspires positive change through the wonder of flight. Its vision is for everyone to be able to access the positive benefits of aviation. The charity provides Air Smiles Days to people living in difficult situations. Aim High, its educational programme, encourages young people to consider a career in aviation.

TAG Farnborough Airport also cycled to raise awareness of its Sustainable Staff Travel Plan, which encourages cycle commuting as part of a wider commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

Thomas, who completed the ride using one of the airport’s new single-speed Mango Bikes that airport staff can use to travel between buildings and try cycle commuting, commented: “It was a privilege to take part in this charity cycle challenge, as it will give more people the opportunity to become involved in aviation through fly2help.”

Twilight Runway Challenge 2015

24th June 2015 by Farnborough Airport

 Off to a great start - photo credit Steve Lee

Saturday 20th June 2015, saw the largest ever turn out from the local community take part in the 4th Annual Twilight Runway Challenge despite the massive amount of rainfall!! More than 350 cheerful participants lined up at the start line where a beautiful double rainbow came out to cheer on and support those who ran, cycled, walked, roller skated and unicycled their way around TAG Farnborough Airport’s runway and taxi ways for charity.

We are delighted to confirm that in conjunction with 6th Form College Farnborough we have raised just over £5000!!! The funds will go towards the Community Matters Partnership Project Youth Aspiration Fund (YAF), which is used to provide grants to local projects that help young people to reach their true potential, from master classes in enterprise to mentoring and reading projects.

Participant were from a number of CMPP partners including Aldershot Garrison, Capquest, Central Heating Services, Farnborough Business Park, Fluor, Hart and Rushmoor 19-14 Consortium, HRG, Knights Group, Rushmoor Borough Council, Source Supplies, TAG Farnborough Airport, The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Village Urban Resort and Zurich.

Representatives from The Village Velocity Gym helped get everyone warmed up and ready to go, by leading all those taking part in a series of warm up exercises as well as providing goody bags for everybody who took on the challenge.

TAG Farnborough Airport hosts fly2help Air Smiles Day

11th June 2015 by Farnborough Airport

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TAG Farnborough Airport hosted a fly2help Air Smiles Day on 1 June 2015 for 14 children and six teachers from Henry Tyndale Special School in Farnborough. The children flew on a business jet and toured the airport. They also learned more about the life of a fire fighter at the airport and got to experience some of their equipment, including the fire engines.

fly2help’s Air Smiles Day programme aims to bring joy and laughter, create and capture magical memories, boost confidence and self-esteem and offer respite to individuals, families and groups. It provides people living with disability, illness, bereavement or isolation with a VIP air experience day, centred around a short flight in a business aircraft as well as other airfield-based activities

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“The Air Smiles Day programme is a fantastic way to give more people the opportunity to become involved in the world of aviation”, said Elaine Turner, TAG Farnborough Airport’s Marketing and Events Manager. “It was a privilege for TAG Farnborough Airport to welcome the group to the airport and enable them to experience a flight in a business jet.”

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

9th June 2015 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued.

Work on final Airspace Change Proposal for submission to Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) has continued.

Planning of ground-based aircraft flight simulations, which test that proposed flight paths can be flown by different aircraft types.

Planned activities: June 2015

Ground-based aircraft flight simulations to take place at TAG Farnborough Airport.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport tops international FBO polls

6th May 2015 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport was named ‘International FBO of the Year’ in the Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey 2015 for the ninth consecutive year and ‘Best European FBO’ in the 2015 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey for the tenth year in a row.

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 has been conducting surveys since 1981 and today offers respondents a comprehensive list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide.

Pro Pilot distributed its 2015 PRASE Survey to magazine subscribers and received 1,641 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.

“We appreciate the recognition from our customers and industry partners for the work we do,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “These results are a tribute to the dedication of all our employees at Farnborough. Delivering bespoke services and facilities continues to be our focus at TAG Farnborough Airport.”

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

6th May 2015 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued.

Work on final Airspace Change Proposal for submission to Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) has continued.

Planned activities: May 2015

Ground-based aircraft flight simulations to take place at TAG Farnborough Airport to test that proposed flight paths can be flown by different aircraft types.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015.

The Swan Inn Refurbishment

10th March 2015 by Farnborough Airport

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The Swan Inn public house is currently closed for refurbishment.

After the works are complete, it will reopen as a public house serving drinks and food as before.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

6th March 2015 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued.

Full-scale development simulations took place at NATS Technical Centre and local simulations took place at NATS Farnborough. The simulations tested advanced designs, traffic interactions and air traffic control procedures between adjacent units and sectors.

Workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders took place.

Planned activities: March 2015

Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

6th February 2015 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued.

Pre-simulation testing took place in advance of the February development simulations. 

Planned activities: February 2015

Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders taking place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues.

Development simulations are to be held during February.  These are real-time simulations testing the revised design and procedures.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications.  This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

5th January 2015 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued.

Further local simulations took place at TAG Farnborough Airport.

Planned activities: January 2015

Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th December 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has commenced.

Design refinements have been taken into consideration and local simulations took place at TAG Farnborough Airport. 

Planned activities: December 2014

Further local simulations to be carried out at TAG Farnborough Airport.

Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport voted ‘Best Handling Agent/FBO’

6th November 2014 by Farnborough Airport

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TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded ‘Best Handling Agent/FBO’ at the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) Awards 2014.

Roger Walker (left), Director Airport Operations at TAG Farnborough Airport, was presented with the award by Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, CEO of London Executive Aviation, the sponsor of this category, at the BACA 2014 Autumn Lunch & Excellence Awards at London’s Guildhall on 30 October 2014.

BACA is a worldwide organisation for air charter professionals, representing the interests of 200 member companies, including brokers, charter airlines, airports, business aircraft operators and consultants. The winners of BACA’s Annual Awards are chosen by BACA members, who are invited to vote for the company they consider has excelled through their commitment to quality and service within the air charter industry. Roger Walker said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by our industry partners for the work we do. This accolade underpins the continued commitment of our airport team to provide customers with quality services tailored to their needs.”

(Photo courtesy of BACA – Colin Antill Photography)

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th November 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period has continued.

A number of workshop sessions with key stakeholders have taken place to discuss feedback and possible design refinements.

Planned activities: November 2014

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period continues.

Further workshop sessions with key stakeholders are being planned.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th October 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period has continued.

On 29 August 2014, TAG Farnborough Airport published an initial document, Feedback Report Part A, which provides a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. The document is available on the dedicated website www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com and printed copies of the document have been posted to stakeholders upon request.

Planned activities: October 2014

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period continues.

A number of workshop sessions with key stakeholders are being planned to discuss feedback and possible design refinements.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a more detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

4th September 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period has continued.

On 29 August 2014, TAG Farnborough Airport published an initial document, Feedback Report Part A, which provides a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received.

Planned activities: September 2014

Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period continues.

A number of workshop sessions with key stakeholders are being planned to discuss feedback and possible design refinements.

TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a more detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

 

TAG Group successfully completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Business Peloton on 10 August 2014

13th August 2014 by Farnborough Airport

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Four TAG Group employees successfully completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Business Peloton, a 100-mile cycle race through London and Surrey which follows a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. The team cycled to raise awareness of TAG Farnborough Airport’s Sustainable Travel Plan, which encourages staff to use alternative travel modes to work as part of a wider commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

Left to right: Robin Kirk, Miles Thomas, Lewis Mansell and Russell Evans.

Miles Thomas, TAG Farnborough Airport’s Environment Manager, said: “We are proud to be part of such a successful event. Each member of the TAG Group team used their daily commute to train for the event, supporting our commitment to sustainable staff travel and reducing carbon emissions.”

The airport’s Sustainable Travel Plans is designed to reduce the number of single occupancy car journeys for staff commuting. It promotes walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing as alternatives, incentivizing these modes through a token reward scheme and periodic special events.

Sustainable travel planning is one of the many facets of the wider Airport Carbon Accreditation programme to which TAG Farnborough Airport has committed to reach the top level of “carbon neutrality” by 2019.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th August 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has continued.

Planned activities: August 2014

All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents.

Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published in August 2014.

Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published in Summer 2015.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

4th July 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities 

Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has continued.

 

Planned activities: July 2014

All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents. Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published in August. Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published within six months following consultation.

 

Twilight Runway Challenge 2014

24th June 2014 by Farnborough Airport

The Twilight Runway Challengers 2014 lowres

On Saturday 21 June 2014, TAG Farnborough Airport and Farnborough Sixth Form College organised the 3rd annual Twilight Runway Challenge, a unique fun run across the airport’s runway, in support of the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) in Rushmoor. To date, over £3,000 has been raised to support the Gaming Zone, an innovative social enterprise that provides free, open-access facilities and support for children and young people throughout the borough of Rushmoor.

More than 170 runners, cyclists and skaters made up of Farnborough Sixth Form College students and staff as well as employees from TAG Farnborough Airport and other local businesses, took part in a three, five or ten kilometre course around the airfield at 8.30 p.m., after operations ceased for the day.

Elaine Turner, Events & Marketing Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “The third annual Twilight Runway Challenge was a great success and we are proud to host such a unique and exciting event, which brings together the people of Farnborough to raise money for our CMPP charity.”

 

 

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

4th June 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Public consultation concluded on 12 May 2014.

Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has started.

Planned activities: June 2014

All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents. Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published within two months following consultation. Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published within 3-6 months following consultation.

TAG Farnborough Airport places first in international FBO surveys

8th May 2014 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been voted ‘International FBO of the Year’ in the Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey 2014 for the eighth consecutive time.

The results are based on the feedback of AIN magazine 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.

It is also the ninth year that the Professional Pilot PRASE Survey has named TAG Farnborough Airport ‘Best European FBO’.

“I am delighted that TAG Farnborough Airport has once again topped these FBO polls,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “These results underpin the continued commitment of our airport team to offering tailored customer service.”

Planned activities: May 2014

8th May 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Public consultation concludes on 12 May 2014.

All feedback gathered during public consultation will be analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a first document, which will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of response received. This is expected to be published in June 2014.

Recent activities

8th May 2014 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

Further evening briefing sessions for members of the public and other interested parties have taken place.

From Friday 11 April 2014 at 11:02 a.m. to Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 10:08 a.m., there was a technical fault with the Airspace Change Proposal website (www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com). This resulted in all submissions between this time not being recorded and no confirmation emails being sent out to respondents. All other parts of the website were unaffected throughout this period. The fault was fixed on Wednesday 16 April 2014 and the website is functioning correctly.

The consultation website has been visited over 50,000 times.

Planned activities March 2014

21st March 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Further stakeholder presentations are planned for March.

NATS to present to the FACC in early March.

Recent activities

21st March 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Consultation commenced on the 3rd February 2014 as planned.

Dedicated ACP website was launched. Press release was issued to local media resulting in local newspaper, television and radio coverage.

Public consultation continues and will conclude 2nd May 2014.

An evening presentation was given to Fleet Town Council by NATS and TAG.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update 4th February 2014

5th February 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Consultation documents have been completed and uploaded to the consultation website.

Consultation website testing has been finalised.

FACC briefing took place to engage on start of formal consultation.

Planned activities: February 2014

Formal consultation takes place from 3rd February to 2nd May 2014.

All consultation information and the consultation feedback form are available online at www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com

A number of evening briefing sessions for members of the public and other interested parties are being planned throughout the consultation period.

TAG Farnborough Airport commences public consultation on Airspace Change

3rd February 2014 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH, 3 February 2014 Today, TAG Farnborough Airport announced the start of public consultation on its Airspace Change Proposal (ACP).  From 0900 on 3rd February to 2300 on 2nd May 2014, members of the public and other interested parties will be able to review proposed plans and leave feedback on potential airspace changes via a dedicated website: www.consultation.tagfarnboroughairport.com.

TAG Farnborough Airport is undertaking an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP), a formal UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) process, in order to introduce a new airspace design in the vicinity of the airport.  The airport currently operates within Class G airspace (uncontrolled airspace), which is shared with other airports and general aviation activities.

The purpose of TAG Farnborough Airport’s ACP is to create a new operating environment with elements of controlled airspace, which would offer all airspace users predictability and consistency of operation.  Overall, this could further reduce noise and CO2 emissions, improving the environment in and around the airport.  It is also set to improve efficiency and enhance safety.

“The proposed airspace design creates more precise and efficient flight paths, avoiding some commonly overflown regions.  Aircraft could also climb more quickly which would further reduce noise near populated areas,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO, TAG Farnborough Airport.  “We are encouraging the local community to provide feedback on the new design.”

Members of the public and interested parties can view the consultation document on a dedicated website and provide feedback on the proposed airspace changes over a period of more than 12 weeks.  All feedback gathered during the consultation will be analysed and, where appropriate, used to modify the design, before submitting to the CAA.

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About TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport is Europe’s leading business aviation airport and a key gateway to London.  The airport is biennial host to the world’s leading airshow, the Farnborough International Airshow.  Farnborough is the birthplace of British aviation and home of the country’s first powered flight in 1908.

www.tagfarnborough.com

Visit TAG Farnborough Airport’s dedicated website on Airspace Change Consultation and leave feedback: www.Consultation.TAGFarnboroughAirport.com

Postal (paper) responses may be sent to:
Farnborough Airspace Consultation Responses

PO Box 584
Hounslow
TW3 9QP

For more information:

TAG Farnborough Airport Press Office
T: +44 (0) 208 754 9506
E: pressoffice@farnboroughairport.com

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

7th January 2014 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Detailed planning for the consultation process has continued along with website design and consultation materials.

Further meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place.

Planned activities: January 2014

Consultation website continues to be tested.

Timeline for consultation and post-consultation to be agreed.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

3rd December 2013 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Detailed planning for the consultation process continues along with website design and consultation materials.

Simulation work has been completed and a final workshop was held to capture the operational procedures.

Discussions took place with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in relation to how the UK may adopt the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA).

Planned activities: December 2013

Consultation website continues to be tested.

Further meetings with key stakeholders to take place.

Timeline for consultation and post-consultation to be agreed.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

7th November 2013 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Work has continued to establish a dedicated Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website, where stakeholders will have an opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed design. Technical development of the website is being undertaken.

Further real time development simulations took place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre. These simulations tested how Farnborough air traffic interacts with Southampton Airport.

Advice from Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) regarding new European regulatory rules taken into account. Consultation to be delayed by approximately one month.

Planned activities: November 2013

Meeting with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to discuss progress on ACP.

Finalising proposed design to be taken into consultation.

Consultation website continues to be developed and tested.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th October 2013 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Work has continued to establish a dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website, where stakeholders will have an opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed design. Technical development of the website is being undertaken.

The first real time development simulations have taken place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre. These simulations tested how Farnborough air traffic interacts with adjacent en-route sectors and Heathrow/Gatwick traffic patterns.

Planned activities: October 2013

Further real time development simulations to be carried out at TAG Farnborough Airport, which test design interactions and assess environmental aspects of design options and procedures in greater detail.

Consultation website continues to be developed.

TAG Farnborough Airport recognised for further reduction in carbon emissions

24th September 2013 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH – 10 September 2013 – TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Optimisation’ level, recognising a reduction in carbon emissions under the airport’s direct control, between 1 January and 31 December 2012, and the inclusion of third party and local aircraft emissions within the overall footprint. Miles Thomas, Environment Manager of TAG Farnborough Airport, was presented with the accreditation certificate by Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, at the head office of the programme administrator WSP Environment & Energy in central London today.

Airport Carbon Accreditation, launched by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe in June 2009, assesses and recognises efforts by airports to manage and reduce their carbon footprint. The ‘Optimisation’ level awarded to TAG Farnborough Airport is the third of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’ – which measure the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon management and carbon neutrality.

“This accreditation reflects the progress that we and our partners have made in reducing the carbon footprint of the airport through the efficient use of energy,” said Miles Thomas. “We are one of only three airports in the UK to reach this milestone and are on target to achieve our goal of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Neutrality’ level by 2019.”

To achieve ‘Optimisation’, the airport was required to engage with third parties, including based tenants and key service providers to reduce wider airport-based carbon emissions by raising awareness and encouraging low carbon practices.

Initiatives have included enhanced energy monitoring and reporting, installation of low energy hangar lighting systems and a sustainable travel plan, which was submitted to the Hampshire County Council in 2012 and encourages staff members to adopt more carbon efficient commuting practices such as cycling, the use of public transport and car sharing.

Since 2009, when the airport published its Sustainability Charter outlining its carbon reduction strategy, it has implemented a range of other measures including the introduction of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic panels, improvements to heating and lighting controls, and the use of voltage optimisation technology.

Olivier Jankovec said: “TAG Farnborough Airport is an excellent example of an airport advancing towards carbon neutrality by proactively reducing its carbon emissions and engaging others to do likewise. It illustrates how far they have come and the extent of their drive to be the best they can be, as they continue to ascend the four levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation, towards their ultimate goal of carbon neutrality.”

Pets welcome at TAG Farnborough Airport

23rd September 2013 by Farnborough Airport

FARNBOROUGH – 23 September 2013 TAG Farnborough Airport has been granted permission by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) to receive animals on inbound aircraft under the Pet Travel Scheme.

Customers will have the opportunity to be accompanied by their pets while travelling both outbound and now inbound, further enhancing the overall experience of using the airport.  All pet travel will be subject to aircraft operator approval, and relevant animal checks. The pet travel service at TAG Farnborough Airport is planned to be available to customers by October 2013.

Roger Walker, Director Airport Operations, TAG Farnborough Airport, said:  “We are pleased that this new regulation, allowing pets to travel inbound, is now in place. I am sure it will be popular with our customers who want to travel with their pets.”

For more information on the Pet Travel Scheme, visit: https://www.gov.uk/pet-travel-information-for-pet-owners#routes-and-transport-companies

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal Update

5th September 2013 by Farnborough Airport

Recent activities

Plans for formal consultation have been further developed.  Stakeholders will be fully engaged during the consultation period and will be able to provide feedback on the proposed airspace design via a website.  Technical development of the website is under way.

The first real time development simulations have taken place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre.  These simulations test how Farnborough air traffic interacts with adjacent en-route sectors and Heathrow/Gatwick traffic patterns.

Planned activities: September 2013

Further real time development simulations to be carried out, which test design interactions and assess environmental aspects of design options and procedures.

TAG Farnborough Airport enhances maintenance and servicing offering

14th August 2013 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport’s local planning authority, Rushmoor Borough Council, granted permission to enhance the maintenance and servicing of aircraft offered at the airport, on 18 July 2013. Selected maintenance and servicing work, which was previously restricted to the airport’s operational hours, is now permitted 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Out of hours work is authorised to take place in the airport’s existing maintenance facilities and on its apron, providing it does not transmit noise to surrounding property. Therefore, no work outside of the airport’s maintenance buildings is permitted to involve the running of aircraft engines or the use of air tools and is limited to internal diagnostics and servicing.

This consent enables the airport-based engineering companies to offer overnight servicing to aircraft which arrive in the evening and plan to depart the following morning

TAG Farnborough Airport cycle team takes on an Olympic challenge

6th August 2013 by Farnborough Airport

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Five TAG Farnborough Airport employees successfully completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, a 100-mile cycle race through London and Surrey celebrating the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on Sunday 4 August 2013. The team’s efforts were in support of the airport’s Sustainable Travel Plan, which encourages staff to cycle to work as part of a wider commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

Peter Cuthbert, Safety Co-ordinator (far left); Eddie Knighton, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service Manager (centre left); Mike Kettley, Customer Service Agent (centre right); and Tim Mason, Customer Service Agent (far right) each cycled 25 miles to complete the business relay in five hours and 25 minutes. Miles Thomas, Environment Manager (centre), completed the full 100-mile course in six hours and four minutes.

“It was a privilege to take part in the first RideLondon-Surrey 100 and cycle the Olympic route,” said Thomas. “Each team member used their daily commute to train for the event, supporting our commitment to sustainable staff travel and reducing emissions.”

Since 2008, the airport has supported the Government’s cycle to work initiative, Cyclescheme, with over 30% of the workforce using the scheme to purchase a bike to date.

The airport is also an active member of the Farnborough Travel Plan Network, which is run in partnership with Hampshire Country Council and WSP consultants and brings together local businesses to share best practice and develop opportunities for sustainable travel.

Fleet-based bike shop Pedal Heaven supported the team by providing shirt sponsorship as well as energy products and spare inner tubes for the race.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

5th August 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities
 
Work has continued to establish a dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.

Preparation work has continued for the formal consultation later this year.

 

Planned activities: August 2013

Dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page to be launched on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.

NATS to carry out real time simulations to test the favoured pre-consultation airspace design option at its corporate and technical facility in Fareham. This is aimed to assess various aspects of the design including environmental considerations, before it is taken to formal consultation later this year.

Further preparation work to be carried out for the formal consultation later this year.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

4th July 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS provided an update on the status of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the FACC on Thursday 27 June 2013. The committee was informed about how the proposed airspace design could affect arrival and departure routes. It was also asked to provide feedback on how best to engage with the communities they represent.

The pre-consultation airspace design has continued to be developed with stakeholder input. A favoured design has been identified, which will be subjected to simulation testing, before it is taken to formal consultation later this year

Work has continued to establish a dedicated ACP page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.

 

Planned activities: July 2013

Dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page to be established on the TAG Farnborough Airport website. It will include details about the ACP, the formal consultation and how stakeholders, including members of the public, can give their feedback on the proposed design.

NATS to carry out real time simulations to test the proposed design option at its corporate and technical facility in Fareham.

Preparation work will continue for the formal consultation later this year.

Twilight Runway Challenge 2013

3rd July 2013 by Farnborough Airport

On Saturday 29 June 2013 almost 150 participants took part in the Twilight Runway Challenge at TAG Farnborough Airport.  Participants were invited to run, walk, skate or cycle down the runway and taxiways at the airport over a distance of either 3, 5 or 10 kilometres.  The event organised by TAG Farnborough and the Sixth Form College, Farnborough was the second of its kind,  the first being held last year at Farnborough.

Each individual (over 16) paid £20 and £10 for under 16’s to enter the challenge and all proceeds are going to the Gaming Zone, an innovative social enterprise that provides free, open-access facilities and support for children and young people through Rushmoor.

Elaine Turner, Events & Marketing Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport said “The second annual Twilight Runway Challenge was a great success and this year we were happy to welcome cyclists to the event.  It was very encouraging to see so many people giving up their time on a sunny Saturday evening to run and cycle down a runway for charity”.

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TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

5th June 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 
Recent activities

Stakeholder meetings have continued throughout May regarding the development of the pre-consultation airspace design(s).

The pre-consultation airspace design(s) have continued to be developed.

 

Planned activities: June 2013

Dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page to be established on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.

Pre-consultation airspace design(s) to be developed further.

TAG Farnborough Airport tops international FBO surveys

13th May 2013 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport was voted ‘International FBO of the Year’ in the Aviation International News (AIN) International Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) Survey 2013 and ‘Best European FBO’ in the 2013 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey.

It is the seventh consecutive year that AIN has named the airport ‘International FBO of the Year’.  The award is based on survey responses from 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.

It is also the eighth year TAG Farnborough Airport has been voted ‘Best European FBO’ by Pro Pilot in a survey of qualified pilots.

“These awards are tribute to the hard work and dedication of our airport team at Farnborough,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport.

TAG Group FBOs top international survey

8th May 2013 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport and TAG Aviation Geneva, both part of TAG Group, have placed first and second respectively in the Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey 2013.

The results are based on the feedback of AIN magazine 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. It is the seventh consecutive time TAG Farnborough Airport has been voted ‘International FBO of the Year’ and a year-on-year success for TAG Aviation Geneva, which placed fourth in 2012.

“This accolade is tribute to the hard work and dedication of our airport team at Farnborough as well as the continued investment in business aviation facilities and services,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport. “Our customers expect bespoke, seamless service and that will continue to be our focus.”

“Since 1966, we have been a group that is committed to pioneering business aviation standards,” said Robert Wells, CEO, TAG Aviation Holding and TAG Aviation Europe. “This award demonstrates our ability to provide customers with industry-leading quality wherever they encounter the TAG brand.”

TAG Farnborough Airport is based 40 miles from central London and is the UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport, featuring an award-winning terminal, control tower and more than 240,000 sq ft of hangarage space and office accommodation. Services include direct ramp access, concierge service, a crew room with ‘snooze’ facilities, The Aviator hotel (also part of the TAG Group) located on-site as well as aircraft maintenance and servicing from TAG Farnborough Engineering.

TAG Aviation’s Flight Centre at Geneva International Airport is repeatedly voted one of Europe’s best private facilities for jet aviation handling, offering a full range of services. It features a private terminal with spacious lounges, conference rooms and on-site Swiss and French customs and immigration. Aircraft handling services include authorised (EASA and FAA 145) maintenance, fuelling and catering coordination. Passengers and crew can also easily connect to Geneva International Airport’s main terminal, railway station and helipad.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

7th May 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

Stakeholder meetings have continued throughout April to ensure engagement in the development of the design.

 

Planned activities: May 2013

Additional stakeholder meetings are being arranged.

A further update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) is being organised.

TAG Farnborough Airport purchases new office building

15th April 2013 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has purchased the freehold of 1 Meadow Gate, a 38,000 sq ft Grade A B1 office building located in Farnborough Business Park. The transaction was completed on 27 March 2013.

“We are committed to providing first class facilities for the airport’s customers and employees,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport. “This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of investing in appropriate property adjacent to the airport.”

Over 1,000 people are employed at the TAG Farnborough Airport site, which has benefited from more than £100 million investment in infrastructure development over the past 10 years.

1 Meadow Gate was purchased from HEREF Farnborough Limited, the new owners of Farnborough Business Park.

TAG Farnborough Airport CEO outlines importance of business aviation links between Europe and Asia

15th April 2013 by Farnborough Airport

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport, has outlined the increasing importance of the Europe-Asia business aviation industry ahead of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition 2013 (ABACE 2013), which commences on 16 April 2013 in Shanghai.

“With Asia’s economic significance continuing to grow on the global stage, business aviation has an increasingly important role to play in providing point to point connections between business centres in Asia and Europe, particularly where commercial aviation does not provide timely and direct service,” said O’Reilly.

“In 2012, TAG Farnborough Airport handled flights between 835 different destinations worldwide; more than three times the number of destinations served by scheduled airlines from other London airports. As a dedicated business aviation airport, we benefit from having the infrastructure and capacity already in place to facilitate connections between cities throughout Asia and one of Europe’s leading financial capitals.”

TAG Farnborough Airport, located 40 miles from central London, recently completed more than £100 million investment in state-of-the-art infrastructure, purpose-built for the requirements of business aviation customers. It now features an award-winning terminal, control tower and more than 240,000 sq ft of hangarage space and office accommodation.

Named ‘International FBO of the Year’ by readers of Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for six consecutive years, the airport also offers a wide range of amenities including concierge service, direct ramp access for customers wanting to drive up to waiting jets, a crew room with ‘snooze’ facilities, The Aviator hotel (also part of the TAG Group) located on-site as well as aircraft maintenance and servicing from TAG Farnborough Engineering.

This is the third successive year that the airport is exhibiting at ABACE, a conference aimed at increasing the business aviation market in Asia, which is being held in the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 16-18 April 2013.

TAG Farnborough Airport’s stand at ABACE is #H126, which it shares with TAG Aviation Asia, a TAG Group sister company that provides aircraft management, charter and brokerage services throughout the Asia Pacific region.

 

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

4th April 2013 by Farnborough Airport


Recent activities

TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS, the airport’s provider of air traffic services, met with the Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee (FACC) on 7 March 2013 and presented an update on the progress of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP).

Follow-up meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place to further understand their requirements during this pre-consultation phase.

 

Planned activities: April 2013

Further stakeholder meetings are being arranged.

An update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) is being organised.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

5th March 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

Update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) held on 15 February 2013.

Follow-up meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place to further understand their requirements during this pre-consultation phase.

 

Planned activities: March 2013

Further meetings with key aviation stakeholders are being arranged.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

4th February 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

Meeting held with key aviation stakeholder NetJets in London on 22 January 2013 to gain initial requirements.  Many key aviation stakeholders have now been informed of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) at TAG Farnborough Airport and been given an opportunity to outline their initial requirements.

NATS, TAG Farnborough Airport’s provider of air traffic services, organised an internal air traffic control (ATC) technical workshop at NATS Swanwick centre on 16 January 2013 to discuss design and procedure options in more detail.

 

Planned activities: February 2013

TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS is consulting a number of aviation stakeholders on a regular basis during this initial preparatory phase to fully understand their requirements.  A second set of meetings with key aviation stakeholders is being set up in February.  Additional meetings will also be established to engage a wider group of aviation stakeholders in the coming weeks and months.

As part of a continued process of engagement, a meeting is planned with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) on 15 February 2013 to provide an update on the progress of the ACP and what the early design options may look like.

TAG Farnborough Airport welcomes working with the Gaming Zone

15th January 2013 by Farnborough Airport

For the last two years TAG Farnborough Airport has been working in partnership with The Community Matters Partnership (CMP) to provide support, guidance, volunteering and donations to the Vine Centre, a homeless centre for adults in the Rushmoor area.

Throughout this time the Vine Centre has seen some fantastic improvements, most recently being their move from a small church hall to a large, multi-level, multi-roomed building in the centre of Aldershot. This move will allow them to increase their client numbers, provide counselling, teach cookery skills and increase their opening hours. Most importantly the Vine Centre now have the skills and confidence to build upon the work they started which will allow them to continue fundraising and move forward with the programme they had originally started.

The airport now look forward to working with The Gaming Zone in 2013/14, a social enterprise which provides a warm and welcoming environment for 5 – 21 year olds in the most deprived areas of Rushmoor. They offer free accessible areas where children are able to build upon their self-esteem, have 1:1 mentoring and life skills, access youth centres, receive anger management and take part in Young Leaders and Summer in Da Boro schemes.

Please visit http://www.thegamingzone.org/ to learn more about The Gaming Zone.

TAG Farnborough Airport introduces industry-leading measure to manage noise

8th January 2013 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has introduced a new measure to manage noise around the airport. Since 1 January 2013, jet aircraft that do not meet the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ‘Chapter IV’ standard have been banned from using the airport.This noise standard is ICAO’s most stringent and quietest classification for jet aircraft.

ICAO is responsible for standards and recommended practices that govern aircraft noise management at airports worldwide. ‘Chapter IV’ is the latest in a series of noise certification standards for jet aircraft that it has introduced over the past 40 years.

“By enforcing the highest existing standard, we have taken an industry-leading approach to phasing out all but the most modern and quietest categories of jet aircraft,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport. “As outlined in our 2009 Master Plan, we are committed to minimising noise in and around the airport and will continue to work with our neighbours and experts to identify ways of making further improvements.”

To ensure ‘Chapter IV’ compliance, TAG Farnborough Airport requires approved noise certificates before permission can be granted to land or take-off. Approximately 300 flights that occurred in 2012 would not meet the new standard.

Implementation of the new noise standard at TAG Farnborough Airport was agreed with Rushmoor Borough Council in 2011 as part of approval for a phased increase in the number of permitted aircraft movements from 28,000 to 50,000 per year through to 2019.

TAG Farnborough Airport is one of the first airports in Europe to introduce this measure.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

4th January 2013 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

A one-day pilot workshop took place at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012 and was attended by a cross section of pilots who use the airport regularly. The workshop sessions helped gather further information, requirements and capabilities that will assist in developing detailed airspace design options.

 

Planned activities: January 2013

An initial meeting is planned with key aviation stakeholder NetJets (date TBC). Once carried out, all key aviation stakeholders will have been informed of the proposed changes at TAG Farnborough Airport and been given an opportunity to outline their initial requirements.

A meeting is planned with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) (date TBC) to provide an update on the progress of the ACP and what the early design options may look like. This represents part of a continued process of engagement.

NATS, TAG Farnborough Airport’s provider of air traffic services, has organised an internal air traffic control (ATC) technical workshop at NATS Swanwick centre on 16 January 2013 to progress design and procedure options.

TAG Farnborough Airport highlights growing importance of the Middle East at MEBA

11th December 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport, is outlining the growing significance of the Middle East business aviation market at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event in Dubai, 11-13 December 2012.

The airport, which is located 40 miles from central London, has reported a significant increase in the number of movements to and from the Middle East in recent years.

“The Middle East continues to be an important market and we value our customers in the region,” said Brandon O’Reilly, TAG Farnborough Airport CEO. “As the only airport in the UK dedicated to business aviation, we are able to offer bespoke service and cutting-edge business amenities in a facility that has been purpose-built to ensure privacy, ease of access and a seamless travel experience.”

TAG Farnborough has invested more than £100 million over the past 10 years in state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure in its bid to set a new global standard for business aviation airports.

The airport, which was named ‘International FBO of the Year’ by readers of Aviation International News (AIN) magazine in 2012 for the sixth consecutive year, features a state-of-the-art terminal, control tower and more than 240,000 sq ft of hangarage space and office accommodation.

It also offers a wide range of amenities including concierge service, direct ramp access for customers wanting to drive up to waiting jets, a crew room with ‘snooze’ facilities, The Aviator hotel (also part of the TAG Group) located on-site as well as aircraft maintenance and servicing from TAG Farnborough Engineering.

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update

3rd December 2012 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities 

Initial meeting with key aviation stakeholder Lasham Airfield held on 29 November 2012.

Planning and preparation carried out for one-day pilot workshop at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012.

Technical and theoretical work carried out relating to possible designs of precision approach and departure procedures.

 

Planned activities: December 2012

One-day pilot workshop at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012. The workshop is designed to gain an understanding of the requirements of operators who fly in and out of TAG Farnborough and other airports in the region.

Feedback from initial key stakeholder meetings to be analysed and fed into the early design process.

Organise follow-up meetings with key stakeholders and initial meetings with other stakeholders to take place over the coming months.

 

TAG Farnborough Airport hosts Tasty Bake and Buy sale for local charity

26th November 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport held a ‘Tasty Bake and Buy’ sale on Friday 23 November 2012, helping to raise £247.65 for the Vine Centre in Aldershot.

Employees from across the airport site brought home-baked cakes ranging from Victoria Sponges to Mocha Cakes to sell at the Apron Café over the day with all proceeds going to the Vine Centre, a charity that supports homeless and vulnerable people in Rushmoor and is the only provision of its kind in the area.

The event was organised by Katy Marlow, Office Co-ordinator, in support of the airport’s work with the Community Matters partnership, which has selected the Vine Centre as its chosen charity for 2012.

“The day was a great success and I would like to thank everyone who baked, bought and ate the fantastic cakes we had on sale.  We were pleased to raise this amount in only one day,” said Marlow.

For more information about the Vine Centre or to make a donation visit http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/8534

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – Update

5th November 2012 by Farnborough Airport

 

Recent activities

Meetings held in October with key aviation stakeholders RAF Odiham, Fairoaks Airport and Blackbushe Airport to gain an understanding of their airspace requirements.

 

Planned activities: November 2012

A further stakeholder meeting is planned with Lasham Airfield.

Planning and preparation for one-day pilot workshop in December (date TBC) at TAG Farnborough

TAG Farnborough Airport positioned for the future

30th October 2012 by Farnborough Airport

₤100 million investment over 10 years

At the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, 30 October –1 November 2012, TAG Farnborough Airport will promote how it is setting a new global standard for business aviation airports following the completion of 10 years’ infrastructure development.

Located 40 miles from central London, the airport has invested more than £100 million in state-of-the-art facilities in its bid to become what Brandon O’Reilly, TAG Farnborough Airport CEO, describes as “the world’s leading business aviation gateway”.

“As the only airport in the UK dedicated to business aviation, we have created an environment which is purpose-built for the unique requirements of our customers,” said O’Reilly.  “Our facilities have been designed to ensure privacy, ease of access and cutting-edge business services.”

TAG Farnborough Airport, which has been named ‘International FBO of the Year’ by readers of Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for six consecutive years, now features a state-of-the-art terminal, control tower and more than 240,000 sq ft of hangarage space and office accommodation.

The airport also offers a wide range of amenities including concierge service, direct ramp access for customers wanting to drive up to waiting jets, a crew room with ‘snooze’ facilities, The Aviator hotel (also part of the TAG Group) located on-site as well as aircraft maintenance and servicing from TAG Farnborough Engineering.

TAG Farnborough Airport employees help to complete pond restoration

23rd October 2012 by Farnborough Airport

The Queen Elizabeth Pond was once again the setting for CMP volunters to complete the finishing stages of the restoration. A small army of employees from TAG Farnborough Airport and other local companies got together to plant bulbs, marginal plants and child benches to encourage the local community to visit the pond and surrounding park area.

Visit the link for further information http://www.communitymatterspartnership.org.uk/blog/2012/10/23/local-employees-finish-pond-renovation-work.aspx

 

 

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

5th October 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport intends to submit an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in accordance with published procedures.

Please follow the link below for background on the proposed change, the procedures that will be followed to ensure widespread consultation as well as the anticipated timescales.

Future airspace design has yet to be developed.  The first phase is to engage with all relevant parties to identify requirements, which will be reflected in the airspace design before it is developed and submitted for formal consultation.

On 4 October 2012, TAG Farnborough Airport briefed the Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee (FACC) on its Airspace Change Proposal (ACP), marking the first step in this process.

Please click here for a copy of the presentation made at the FACC meeting.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Airspace Change Proposal.

 

Damien Hirst, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby artworks at TAG Farnborough Airport

5th October 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has become the first business aviation airport in the world to showcase the works of British artist Damien Hirst and designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, following their striking contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games with the closing ceremony ‘spin flag’ and Olympic torch respectively.

Paintings by Damien Hirst, including his iconic butterfly, spin and spot paintings and a hanging light sculpture by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which the designers say is inspired by the “hidden beauty of aviation technology”, are currently on display in the airport’s state-of-the-art terminal.

Damien Hirst, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby on display at TAG Farnborough Airport

5th October 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has become the first business aviation airport in the world to showcase the works of British artist Damien Hirst and designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, following their striking contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games with the closing ceremony ‘spin flag’ and Olympic torch respectively; and in time for London’s Frieze Art Fair, 11-14 October 2012.

Paintings by Damien Hirst, including his iconic butterfly, spin and spot paintings and a hanging light sculpture by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which the designers say is inspired by the “hidden beauty of aviation technology”, have been assembled by Tatiana Ojjeh, founder of Artliner Art & Aviation, in collaboration with the artists and Haunch of Venison Gallery, London and New York.

“I am immensely grateful to Damien Hirst, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby as well as Haunch of Venison for sharing these outstanding works and helping to bring art to new audiences beyond traditional museums and galleries,” said Ojjeh. “I am thrilled to have these works at TAG Farnborough and am confident that the airport’s customers and employees alike will enjoy this unique experience.”

TAG Farnborough Airport employees re-silt pond

13th September 2012 by Farnborough Airport

The Queen Elizabeth Pond in Farnborough was the setting for a great day of volunteering as individuals from TAG Farnborough Airport and other local companies got together to re-clay the pond, helping to make it operational once again.

For more information visit this link http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=eec41e214a8b9ba4df7bfc984&id=9cd5211b26&e=0cd7f9c52b

 

 

TAG Farnborough Airport Launches New Website

24th August 2012 by Farnborough Airport

24 August 2012 – TAG Farnborough Airport today launches its new website. The easy to navigate site is designed to be more user-friendly and includes new features such as a news page and press room.

Elaine Turner, Marketing and Events Manager, who has overseen the redesign, said: “I am excited to launch our new site. It is the culmination of months of planning and I am confident that the improvements will benefit users whether they are passengers, crew or the local community.”

TAG Farnborough Airport recognised for reduction in carbon emissions

23rd July 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Reduction’ level for the second consecutive year, reflecting a cut in carbon emissions under the airport’s direct control, between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011.

Airport Carbon Accreditation, launched by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe in June 2009, assesses and recognises efforts to manage and reduce carbon emissions from airport operations.  The ‘Reduction’ level awarded to TAG Farnborough Airport for 2012/2013 is one of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’ – which measure the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon management and carbon neutrality.

“We are pleased to achieve a continued reduction in our carbon footprint and are on target to achieve our goal of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Neutrality’ level by 2019,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport.  “We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the airport through further investment in energy efficient technology as well as working with staff across the site on the thoughtful use of energy.”

In 2008, an energy survey was carried out at TAG Farnborough Airport in conjunction with the Carbon Trust to establish ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce associated CO2 emissions.  In 2009, the airport published its ‘Sustainability Charter’ outlining its carbon reduction strategy and achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Mapping’ level later that same year.

As part of the airport’s carbon reduction strategy, a range of initiatives have been implemented including: smart metering with remote monitoring of gas and electricity; automatic sensing and replacement lighting (using passive infrared (PIR) and light-emitting diode (LED) technology); the use of photovoltaic cells under the government Feed-In Tariff scheme; and, most recently the use of voltage optimisation technology.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe said: “It’s great to see an airport like TAG Farnborough working so hard to reduce its own CO2 emissions. They are an excellent example of how seriously environmental efficiency is being taken by airports of all sizes here in Europe.  I congratulate TAG Farnborough on becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at the ‘Reduction’ level of the programme for the second year in a row and we look forward to following their progress in the next stages of their ambitious, proactive environmental strategy.”

TAG Farnborough Airport hosts the Farnborough International Airshow

15th July 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport welcomed this year’s biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA 2012), which brought an estimated 250,000 visitors and 1,400 exhibitors to Farnborough over seven days.

The airshow, which was organised by Farnborough International and held on TAG Farnborough Airport’s site, showcased the latest developments in aerospace, defence, space and security.

Highlights included flying displays from the Red Arrows, the Blades and the latest civil and military aircraft as well as the unveiling of the Virgin Galactic Space Ship 2, the world’s first commercial spacecraft. On the public weekend (14-15 July 2012) audiences were also treated to a Battle of Britain memorial flight and a patriotic flying display to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

“We are proud to host the world’s leading airshow,” said TAG Farnborough Airport CEO, Brandon O’Reilly. “As a key event in the global aerospace calendar, which attracts international media attention, it puts Farnborough on the map.”

An economic survey following the 2010 airshow, carried out by Farnborough International, found that the event made an estimated £17 million contribution to local economy, with similar figures expected for FIA 2012. Aviation International News (AIN) also estimates that $86 billion-worth of new commercial aircraft business was announced at this year’s airshow compared with $47 billion in 2010.

Olympian Sally Gunnell unveils TAG Farnborough Airport’s new hangar

11th July 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport, officially opened its new three-bay hangar last night with the help of Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell.

Sally joined TAG Farnborough Airport CEO Brandon O’Reilly, aviation industry leaders and customers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the 120,000 sq ft hangar, following the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow.

“We are proud to declare our hangar open for business,” said O’Reilly. “Through hard work, dedication and ongoing investment we have built an award-winning reputation for excellence at TAG Farnborough. This new hangar represents our commitment to consistently meet the growing demand for business aviation.”

The striking new building, which allows the airport to offer its customers even more aircraft hangarage, storage and office accommodation, is just the latest of a series of improvements which include a new arrivals lounge and an innovatively-designed, crew room. Over the past 10 years, TAG Farnborough Airport has invested more than £100 million in state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure.

The airport now features an award-winning main terminal, control tower and more than 240,000 sq ft of hangarage space. It also offers a wide range of amenities and services for customers, crew and aircraft including on-site office space, aircraft maintenance, concierge service and direct ramp access for customers wanting to drive directly to waiting jets.

Twilight Runway Challenge Background

21st May 2012 by Farnborough Airport

On Saturday 19 May 2012, TAG Farnborough Airport hosted the Twilight Runway Challenge, a unique fun run across the airport’s runway, which has raised over £2,600 so far for the Vine Centre in Aldershot.

Nearly 140 runners, made up of Farnborough Sixth Form College pupils and staff as well as employees from TAG Farnborough Airport and other local businesses, commenced a three or five kilometre course around the airstrip at 8.30 pm, after operations ceased for the day.

The event was organised by Farnborough Sixth Form College and the airport in support of their work for the Community Matters partnership in Rushmoor.  This year, Community Matters’ chosen charity is the Vine Centre, which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Rushmoor and is the only provision of its kind in the area.

Every participant aged 18 or over donated £20 to register with younger entrants donating £10.  Elaine Turner, TAG Farnborough Airport’s Marketing and Events Manager, hopes to far exceed the £2,600 already raised in registration fees.

“Donations can still be made via the Big Give website and we’re expecting to raise more through individual sponsorships.  We were proud to be part of such a great event on Saturday, which brought together the people of Farnborough to the benefit all in the name of a worthy cause,” said Turner.

To find out more about the Vine Centre or make a donation visit http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/8534

TAG Farnborough Airport Announces New Terminal Facilities

14th May 2012 by Farnborough Airport

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva today, TAG Farnborough Airport announced a series of improvements to its award-winning terminal, including a state-of-the-art ‘crew room’ and new arrivals lounge.

The ‘crew room’, designed as a rest area for aircraft crews using the airport, includes innovative ‘snooze cabins’, which are blacked-out and have a traffic light entry system to ensure users are not disturbed.  Each cabin is also equipped with a reclining flat bed and personal mp3 player.  In total, £50,000 has been invested in the new facility, which offers Wi-Fi, computer access, a drink and snack bar, comfortable seating areas, satellite television, an unlimited movie selection and even a library.

The airport has also opened a new arrivals lounge, which according to Sophie Lesnoff, TAG Farnborough Airport’s Customer Services Manager, is intended to improve passenger flow through the airport during busy periods like the Olympics, as well as enhance privacy for arriving passengers wishing to use the terminal’s facilities.

“We continually look at ways to improve our facilities and provide a bespoke service in order to meet the diverse needs of our customers.  With the new crew room and arrivals lounge, we are able to offer a superior level of comfort, privacy and service,” said Lesnoff.

TAG Farnborough Airport voted ‘International FBO of the Year’

1st May 2012 by Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been named ‘International FBO of the Year’ by readers of Aviation International News (AIN) magazine.  The airport was ranked number one for the sixth consecutive time in AIN’s annual FBO survey.

“This award recognises our continued commitment to meeting the bespoke needs of our business aviation customers,” said Brandon O’Reilly, TAG Farnborough Airport CEO.

Read the full AIN report here

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