TAG Aviation last week opened its newly refurbished business aircraft maintenance facility at the UK’s Farnborough Airport. TAG acquired the former Farnborough Aviation Services Engineering Technologies last November and has since modernized the 35,000-sq-ft operation, which has been renamed TAG Farnborough Engineering. The company plans to acquire factory-authorized service approvals for Falcons and Challengers.
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AMI Jet Charter CEO Charles McLaren confirmed to AIN that TAG Holdings might be interested in selling some of its stake in the charter company. TAG Holdings, based
TAG Aviation USA’s charter brokerage volume is up more than 10 percent over the past year, according to Paul Class, the company’s vice president of charter sales. “The challenge in 2007,” he said, “has been to find aircraft matching our clients’ charter requirements.”
By the end of next month, TAG Aviation (Booth No. 6238) expects to learn the outcome of what could prove a landmark public inquiry into the growth of business aviation traffic at London-area Farnborough Airport. Hazel Blears, Britain’s secretary of state for communities and local government, is due to rule on TAG’s application to boost the number of movements permitted each year on weekends and holidays from 2,500 to 5,000.
AMI Jet Charter CEO Charles McLaren confirmed to AIN today that TAG Holdings might be interested in selling some of its stake in the charter company. TAG Holdings, based in Switzerland, owns management company TAG Aviation and a minority portion of AMI Jet Charter of Burlingame, Calif. Although the FAA just announced that it is beginning a series of operational control “special emphasis inspections” of all U.S.
TAG Aviation has introduced a quiet flying program to reduce noise experienced by neighborhoods around London-area Farnborough Airport. It is running the program, which aims to reduce noise by requiring more accurate flight paths, among other things, on a trial basis between early May and the end of this month. The company intends to have the new arrival and departure procedures formally adopted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Operators of the Hawker 800 series now have a new option for maintenance in the UK: Hawker Beechcraft has named TAG Farnborough an authorized service center.
In a world where many marriages barely last a year and political alliances often don’t survive the night, a successful business relationship of 30 years is at the very least remarkable.
The business aviation outlook is improving, according to two international charter/management firms whose parent companies are both based in Geneva. PrivatAir announced last month that growth last year “was beyond all expectations,” helping to increase revenues by 20 percent. The first few months of this year “have shown a continuation of this trend,” it said.
Organizers of the UK’s biennial Farnborough International airshow are solidifying exhibitors for the event’s new “business aircraft park.” The show-within-a-show is to be staged over the first three trade days of the main event (July 19 to 21) in Farnborough Airport’s old business enclave.