We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at
13 UK airports. At TAG Farnborough Airport we
provide tower, approach and LARS services.
This is an ATC service provided for the airport
and surrounding airspace. The controllers will
look out of the tower windows, as well as at the
ATC equipment, to give aircraft clearance to taxi,
take-off and land.
This is a radar-based control service located
in the lower part of the tower. Incoming aircraft
are managed from approximately 40 miles
away from the aerodrome, generally under
LARS - Lower Airspace Radar Service for aircraft
flying outside controlled airspace or wishing to
transit our controlled airspace.
The Operation: 2017
The current tower was opened in 2002. NATS
has been providing an ATC service at
Farnborough since 2003. It does not report on
Flights: 27,000 (+7% on 2016)
TAG Farnborough Airport is dedicated exclusively
to business aviation.
Furthest direct route travelled to: New Zealand
Most travelled to destination: Geneva, Switzerland
Airports served: 650+
The airport is home to the Farnborough
International Airshow which takes place every
two years. The airport was featured in the James
Bond film, ‘The Quantum of Solace Bond’.