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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