Bristol Flying Centre FBO opens for business


Bristol Flying Centre has opened its newly-expanded FBO at Bristol Airport, UK.

                            BFC FBO
Bristol Flying Centre has opened its newly-expanded FBO
at Bristol Airport, UK.

The new FBO has doubled from its previous size to offer two separate lounges for private and charter flights and will become fully DFT compliant, providing the ability to handle non-derogated flights over 10 tonnes for the first time. The facility also features a separate crew lounge and redesigned passenger reception areas.

The FBO, which is the only one at Bristol Airport and the only fully equipped facility in the South West of England, has recently seen an increase in handling business resulting from the growth in passengers.

Bristol Flying Centre Group incorporates the business aviation operator Centreline Air Charter.

Phil Brockwell, CEO of the BFC Group said “This expansion has been critical for our customers and staff and we are now ready for our next stage of growth. Bristol Airport have been hugely supportive in this development and in enabling us to become a self-sufficient operation for our clients. We have already had an overwhelming response from the passengers impressed by what they have experienced when using the new facility”.

Bristol Flying Cemtre will be purchasing a dedicated fuel bowser in April 2013.

Paul Davies, operations director at Bristol Airport, commented “It is important for Bristol Airport to be able to offer private and executive aviation customers a world class facility and the Bristol Flying Centre does that. The success of the business there shows the benefits of Bristol Airport’s location to all sectors of the aviation industry”.

The Bristol Flying Centre Group now can offer complete handling, engineering, fuelling and hangarage service as well as aircraft management and charter through Centreline Air Charter.