TAG Farnborough Airport launches Flying Scholarship 2019
7th February 2019 by TAG 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:
Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2019.
Press Brunch & Briefing – Thursday 17th January 2019
17th January 2019 by TAG 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.