Bristol Flying Centre gains DFT approval to extend handling capabilities
DFT grants FBO Bristol Flying Centre approval to extend capabilities.
The FBO has been awarded approval to handle all charter flights directly from its new facility and the DFT removed the restriction of it not being able to handle flights over 10 tonnes unless privately owned or derogated flights.
The FBO was redeveloped earlier this year and is now capable of handling private and charter flights though its two lounges. The in-facility UK Border Force check-point, which is available whenever required, means customers never have to leave the FBO at any part of their journey. The FBO can also provide its customers with services to manage the temporary importation for VAT and duty as well as APD fiscal representation.
BFC Group CEO, Phil Brockwell said “It has been our plan to create a world leading business aviation site at Bristol Airport and the Airport management team have been instrumental in helping to make this happen. Our FBO is only a short taxi to the runway and 10 yards from our ramp. This, combined with a dedicated security gate to enable direct access for vehicles to the aircraft, ensures that our continued development of the BFC FBO makes perfect sense for passengers, operators and the airport”.
The closure of Filton Airport at the end of 2012 has already resulted in business growth at BFC of 170% percent as the company became the only FBO in the South West of England.