Farnborough International has reported that sales of space at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow (Stand 1375) have almost reached 80 percent, with more than six months remaining before the show opens next year (July 14 to 20). More than 16 percent of the current applicants are first-time exhibitors, and there is an increase in international participation.
TAG Farnborough Airport (Booth 344), part of the TAG Group of aviation services companies, has unveiled plans for new facilities that will include additional premium office space available for rent, and a customer-dedicated second entrance to the airport.
TAG Farnborough Airport is at ABACE highlighting the importance of the Europe-Asia business aviation industry, and its role in facilitating that. The airport is 40 miles from central London, and recently has invested more than $135 million in infrastructure.
Hangar and office space totals more than 240,000 sq ft; FBO amenities include concierge service. TAG Farnborough Engineering offers aircraft maintenance, and visitors can stay overnight in the TAG Group’s Aviator Hotel.
Business aviation ground transportation specialist First Class Cars has set up a base at Farnborough Airport. The new operation has been established to be ready to respond to increased demand expected from this summer’s Olympic Games and the Farnborough Air Show. It also will be working closely with the nearby Aviator Hotel to provide a convenient connection to TAG’s terminal building.
The annual limit on movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport will rise incrementally from 28,000 to 50,000 between now and 2019.
Tag Aviation has appealed a local government ruling last month that blocked its application to increase annual movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport from 28,000 to 50,000. The central government’s Department for Communities and Local Government received the appeal on Monday and this will likely order a public inquiry to begin next year.
It is not too late to sign up to exhibit at next year’s Farnborough International airshow, but the remaining chalets and indoor exhibits are selling fast.
TAG Aviation has applied to raise the annual limit on aircraft movements at London-area Farnborough Airport from 28,000 to 50,000. The company, which operates the UK airport under a 99-year lease, is also requesting an increase in the limit on movements on weekends and public holidays from 5,000 to 8,900. Last year, TAG won approval to increase weekend movements from 2,500 to 5,000.
Life begins at 60 looks to be the motto for the Farnborough International airshow as it prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of the first staging of the event, held this year from July 14 to 20. The 2008 show also marks the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Britain, with the historic Farnborough site the UK’s answer to Kitty Hawk thanks to the daring of American aviator Samuel Cody.
Since the 2006 show, the Farnborough site has undergone many infrastructure changes designed to improve and enhance the event for all attendees. A multimillion-dollar investment has produced “exceptional innovations,” according to organizer Farnborough International, a subsidiary company of UK aerospace industry group the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).
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