Civil Aviation Authority Decision: TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal

11th July 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport welcomes the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to approve its Airspace Change Proposal.

We will carefully study the CAA’s decision and recommendations as we plan for the future.

For more information on the CAA’s decision, please visit https://www.caa.co.uk/News/Controlled-airspace-approved-for-Farnborough/

The purpose of TAG Farnborough Airport’s Airspace Change Proposal ACP is to create a new operating environment with elements of controlled airspace, which would offer all airspace users predictability and consistency of operation. Overall, this could further reduce noise and CO2 emissions, improving the environment in and around the airport. It is also set to improve efficiency and enhance safety.

Please visit  www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com for more information

 

TAG Farnborough Airport becomes first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world

27th June 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this under Airport Carbon Accreditation run by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE).  To achieve carbon neutral status, an airport must have mapped its carbon emissions, reduced CO2 emissions under its direct control, engaged with others on the airport site to reduce their emissions and invested in responsible and credible programmes to offset residual carbon emissions.

Over the past decade, TAG Farnborough Airport has reduced carbon emissions over which it has direct control by 42 per cent or 2,183 tonnes (2008 carbon emissions: 5,242 tonnes) and over the past 5 years alone has invested over £1 million into energy efficiency projects.

“As a world-class facility, TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to responsible and sustainable development through comprehensive management of our environmental impact. Whilst carbon neutrality is without a doubt an important milestone in our carbon reduction efforts, our work in this field by no means ends here and we will continue to identify new and innovative ways to improve our sustainable credentials,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager TAG Farnborough Airport.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE, said, “We firmly believe that every aspect of aviation needs to try to address its carbon footprint and business aviation is no exception. As the first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world, the team at TAG Farnborough Airport are pioneers in this regard, having engaged in ever-greater efforts in sustainability over the past years, allowing them to rise through the levels of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, to reach their ultimate goal today. I congratulate them on setting what we hope will become a trend among other business aviation airports that become inspired by their example.”

Attaining carbon neutral status is the culmination of over a decade’s work by TAG Farnborough Airport’s environmental team, headed by Miles Thomas.  A host of projects with a focus on energy efficiency, staff accountability and awareness training, driven by the airport’s ISO14001 certification, have been key contributory factors in achieving carbon

Twilight Runway Challenge 2018

5th June 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport

Over 500 participants – the greatest turn out ever and over three times as many people compared to the very first Twilight Runway Challenge in 2012 – ran, cycled, walked and roller skated around TAG Farnborough Airport’s runway and taxiways on Saturday evening as part of the 7th Twilight Runway Challenge. The annual charity event, organised jointly by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, is in aid of Community Matters Partnership Projects (CMPP), which is working to raise the aspirations of young people throughout the local area.   Students (past and present) and staff from The Sixth Form College Farnborough as well as employees from TAG Farnborough Airport along with other member companies of CMPP participated in the challenge which since its original launch has raised over £30,000.

Commenting on this year’s Challenge, Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are proud to host this event for the seventh year running, just one of a number of activities we undertake at the airport in partnership with our local community.”

TAG Farnborough Airport selected as location for new Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. UK Service Centre

1st June 2018 by TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has been chosen as the location for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s London Area Service Centre with a state of the art, purpose-built facility expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2020.

The new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility will include office space, customer areas, shop space and a hangar able to accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft. Significant ramp space will also be included, along with a car parking area. The entire facility is projected to cover approximately 180,000 to 220,000 square feet/16,723 to 20,439 square metres.

“We are delighted that Gulfstream has selected TAG Farnborough Airport as the location for its new MRO. We welcome this investment which will benefit the regional economy and underpin the airport’s role in supporting jobs and economic development.  As Europe’s leading business aviation airport and a London gateway, we are well placed to meet the specific requirements of Gulfstream and its customers,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.

“We chose TAG Farnborough Airport because it is a London gateway airport dedicated exclusively to business aviation. Frequented by many of our operators, it offers amenities that complement our brand, with the space required for our current construction plans and future growth,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support.

TAG Farnborough Airport named ‘Best European FBO’

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.

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