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.
30th November 2018 by TAG 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’.
26th November 2018 by TAG 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.
12th October 2018 by TAG 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.”
4th October 2018 by TAG 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.