23rd April 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport is consistently recognised within the industry for its first class facilities and services, topping international FBO polls. For the 13th consecutive year TAG Farnborough Airport has been named ‘Best European FBO’ by Pro Pilot in the annual survey which polls subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine including qualified pilots, executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers and CEOs.
“This result is a tribute to the dedication of all our staff and underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy – to consistently offer a five-star service to customers and crew of the highest standard with no compromise.” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.
10th April 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport has once again earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2018, having been voted No.1 in the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category for the 12th consecutive year. Since 1981, AIN readers, who use FBOs or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews and dispatchers from international operators, have been voting in this annual survey from a list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide today.
“This result is a tribute to the high level of professionalism and dedication of all our staff at Farnborough,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “Following the significant investment to upgrade our terminal facilities, our focus continues to be on delivering the highest standard of service for customers and crew.”
2nd February 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record increase in air traffic movements (ATM), reporting the highest ever growth in the history of TAG Farnborough Airport for the month of January with an increase of 17.9 per cent in January 2018. This follows a year of significant growth with 2017 being the airport’s busiest year since 2007.
For the full year 2017, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 7.4 per cent and the record 17.9 per cent increase in January 2018 is a clear indication that this positive trend is set to continue.
Also noted for 2017 was a substantial growth in air traffic movements from Asia with an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year, as well as Africa and Europe, both up by 10 per cent year-on-year.
The latest figures were announced by CEO Brandon O’Reilly to a group of aviation journalists at a briefing held this week.
Commenting on TAG Farnborough Airport’s performance, Brandon O’Reilly said: “This improved performance is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees and represents a clear vote of confidence in the airport 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.”
8th January 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport has launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018. Each year, 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 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.
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 winner, Leo Tang, was able to undergo flight training at Phoenix Aviation’s base in Lee-on-the-Solent and was successful in gaining his PPL in Autumn 2017. Leo Tang commented: “I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with this fantastic opportunity. My ultimate goal has always been to pursue a career within the aviation industry, to become a professional pilot and qualify as a flying instructor, allowing me to pass on my skills to the next generation of young flying enthusiasts. The support of the Flying Scholarship has been invaluable, allowing me 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: www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/flying-scholarships-2018/
Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2018.
18th August 2017 by TAG Farnborough Airport
Following three years construction work and a £174m investment, the new four-lane M3 Smart motorway between Farnborough (Junction 4a) and the M25 interchange (Junction 2) has now opened bringing an immediate benefit to clients of TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport. This substantially enhances one of the key trunk roads linking the airport to the surrounding area and further improves the journey time from Farnborough to London.
The Smart motorway uses variable speed limits to manage traffic and utilises new technology to give drivers better information on road conditions ahead. These features, as well as the ability to convert the hard shoulder into an extra traffic lane, all contribute to relieving congestion.
Commenting on this improved access, TAG Farnborough Airport CEO Brandon O’Reilly said: “The opening of the new M3 Smart motorway is great news for the airport’s clients who will benefit from improved Farnborough to London journey times. This additional capacity will play a significant role in supporting economic growth in the wider region, with TAG Farnborough Airport playing its part as an important contributor to the local, regional and national economy.”