FarnboroughAirport,Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity and the home ofBritish aviation, today announces that it has won the prestigious title of FBOof the Year at the Air Charter Association (ACA) Excellence Awards 2023. Thehighly anticipated awards event, recognising leaders across the aviationindustry, was held in Brighton on 23rd November 2023. This yearmarks the ninth occasion that Farnborough Airport has been awarded this covetedtitle and its third year in a row.
FBO Director at Farnborough Airport, Dominic Osborne, said:“Receiving this esteemed accolade is an immense privilege and we extend ourheartfelt thanks to all who supported us through their votes. Our appreciationalso goes to the entire Farnborough Airport team for their unwavering dedicationto delivering exceptional service and operational excellence. Their commitmentallows us to continually enhance our facilities and services, surpassing theexpectations of our valued customers.”
The ACA’s annual awards showcase excellence in the aviation sectorand award companies for excellence within specific fields. Following a globalnomination process, winners are chosen through a combination of member votingand deliberations of the ACA’s industry adjudication panel.
Farnborough Airport was the UK’s first airfield in aviationhistory and home to the country’s first powered flight in 1908. Over the years,the Airport has continued to be a leader in aviation and pioneers insustainability in the industry. The Farnborough Airport team is committed tominimising environmental impact and continually improving environmentalperformance throughout its operations. In 2018, Farnborough Airport was thefirst business aviation airport to be awarded carbon neutral status by AirportsCouncil International Europe, and in July 2021 the Airport introduced the useof Sustainable Aviation Fuel. In June 2022, Farnborough Airport launched itsNet Zero Roadmap, outlining its commitment to be Net Zero by 2030, setting someof the most ambitious Net Zero targets in the aviation sector. In 2023,Farnborough Airport became the first UK business aviation airport to achieveLevel 4+, the highest level of carbon accreditation and announced plans toinstall one of the largest solar installations in the South East, enabling theAirport to reduce its controllable emissions as set out in its Net ZeroRoadmap.