Farnborough Airfield

May 19, 2008 - 11:47am

Work has begun on TAG Aviation’s major redevelopment of Britain’s Farnborough airfield as a dedicated business aviation airport. The goal is to secure the required civil airport license for Farnborough (EGLF) by the end of December next year, with work on the new executive terminal and a first set of three hangars likely to be completed by mid-2003.

May 17, 2008 - 11:21pm

European FBOs have once again scored highly in the annual survey of international FBOs conducted by Aviation International News (sister publication of EBACE Convention News). No fewer than eight of the Top Ten FBOs (outside the Americas) are in Europe. The Hong Kong Business Aviation Center (in second place) and Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet (Booth No. 2225), which ranked fifth, rounded out the top 10 FBOs.

May 5, 2008 - 12:13pm

If a major international airshow can be accepted as an accurate snapshot of the prevailing condition of the world’s aerospace and defense industries, then the picture presented by Farnborough 2002 (held July 22 to 28) clearly showed both as having seen better days. That said, the sell-out event’s 1,200 exhibitors also gave the strong impression that they expect a rosier future, albeit after one or two more years of market stagnation.

April 2, 2008 - 6:33am

Plenty of A-list celebrities fly through Farnborough, but the British airport is set to get a serious dusting of Hollywood glitz when it features in the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, which is set for release in November. During January, TAG Aviation’s Farnborough facilities were used for two days of filming that saw several chartered business jets brought in to be used in action sequences.

April 2, 2008 - 6:31am

The UK government has approved an increase in weekend movements at London-area Farnborough Airport. On March 13, TAG Aviation won its appeal against an earlier local government decision not to allow an increase from 2,500 to 5,000 movements on weekends and public holidays.

March 31, 2008 - 9:16am

Executive charter group Air Partner has received approval to build a 175,000-sq-ft business aviation enclave at London Biggin Hill Airport. The $14 million development will house its own charter fleet and accommodate aircraft, crew and passengers of other operators. The construction work will be complete by the end of next year, but the company will start marketing the space next month.

March 20, 2008 - 10:57am

The UK government has approved an increase in weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport. On Thursday, TAG Aviation won its appeal against an earlier local government decision not to allow an increase from 2,500 to 5,000 movements during weekends and on public holidays.

February 5, 2008 - 9:43am

London Executive Aviation (LEA) officially unveiled the first of the 10 Cessna Citation Mustangs it has on order during a ceremony at Farnborough Airport on Thursday. The UK company is now preparing to begin charter operations with the four-passenger aircraft around February 18. According to LEA CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, the charter firm will be able to operate the Mustang for about 25 to 30 percent less than the Citation Bravo.

February 5, 2008 - 9:43am

London Executive Aviation (LEA) officially unveiled the first of the 10 Cessna Citation Mustangs it has on order during a ceremony at Farnborough Airport on Thursday. The UK company is now preparing to begin charter operations with the four-passenger aircraft around February 18. According to LEA CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, the charter firm will be able to operate the Mustang for about 25 to 30 percent less than the Citation Bravo.

January 21, 2008 - 11:07am

John Batty, the recently retired chief pilot of Motorola’s European flight department, this month becomes the new chief executive of the UK’s Business Aircraft Users Association (BAUA). He is replacing Derek Leggett, who is retiring.

 
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