TAG Farnborough Airport is a growing business aviation airport serving customers from around the world, including the Middle East which continues to be an important market. The airport has seen significant growth throughout 2018. For the 11 month period January-November 2018, air traffic movements were up by over 15% compared with the same period last year. TAG Farnborough Airport currently handles approximately 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 operators and with 240,000 sq ft of climate-controlled hangar facilities and 1.2m ft² of ramp space can accommodate both based and transient aircraft.
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 ft²/16,723 to 20,439 m². “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.
As TAG Farnborough Airport continues to see an increase in movements of the Airbus Corporate Jet series (ACJ), TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services Centre (TFMS) is now offering Line Maintenance support services for its Airbus A320 Corporate Jet series customers using the airport. TFMS will be able to provide customers with onsite support, ranging from daily and weekly maintenance checks, to undertaking ad hoc troubleshooting.