TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

3rd December 2013 by TAG 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 TAG 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 TAG 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 TAG 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 TAG 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

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