TAG Farnborough Airport

We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at 13 UK airports. At TAG Farnborough Airport we provide tower, approach and LARS services.

Tower 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 10,000ft.


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 passenger numbers.

  • 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

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’.

  • Height of tower: 34m
  • 1 Runway: 2,440m x 45m

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