Corporate Aviation (XLR)

Executive Jet Centres


Exeter Airport’s dedicated corporate aviation facility for private aircraft is one of the group’s Executive Jet Centres and is known as XLR. The term FBO (Fixed-Base Operator) is also recognised at Exeter.

The centre has a dedicated VIP lounge and crew facilities, plus experienced staff to provide weather briefings and slot information, ground handling arrangements, cleaning, catering, refuelling, baggage and aircraft handling.

Exeter Airport provides convenient access to the city of Exeter and to other areas of Devon together with Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. Exeter Airport is the closest Regional Airport to Exmoor National Park which is very popular during the shooting season

The airport has quick and easy access to major road networks that connect Exeter to Plymouth, Taunton and on to Bristol.

Ground Services

Marshalling | Parking (both on the Southside and the Northside of the airport) | Corporate Handling | Water and Toilet Service | Aircraft Cleaning (24 hours notice required) | Customs and Immigration

Technical Data

Runway Approach Bars: 08/26 with runway lights | Runway Length: 2076 metres x 46 metres Asphalt | ICAO EGTE | Aerodrome Elevation: 100ft | Navigational Aids: ILS Radar, DRDF, NDB, DME (36x) | Coordinates: 50° 44′ 4″ N, 3° 24′ 50″ W


Exeter Dispatch frequency: 130.175
ATC Tower frequency: 119.8


Jet A1 and Avgas operated by Exeter Airport.
Cards accepted: All major credit cards (2% credit card fee applies) UVAir, AVCard, Colt International, Multiservice WFS

VIP Lounge / Crew Rest Facility

A quiet environment remote from the passenger terminal offering: Complimentary beverages and snacks, newspapers and magazines | Self-service bar | wi-fi and digital television, smoking area and a viewing area.


Menus are available; please ask the agent meeting your aircraft for more details or contact us for more information.
ECA is partnered with Skyline Catering offering bespoke in-flight catering options.
We can supply hot water, ice, newspapers, magazines and beverages (charges apply).
ECA can also hold catering items required for the aircraft in our fridges.


Chauffeur driven vehicles including BMW, Mercedes and Range Rover (12 hours notice required) are available on request and taxis for clients and crew. Exclusive corporate rates when booked through ECA.

Aircraft Charter

ECA can provide corporate jet charters through its main brokerage partner Air Charter Service who have offices in all the main cities in the world.


ECA accept all major credit cards.

ECA also accept British Pounds, Euro and Dollars can be exchanged in the Travelex in the main Terminal building.

Contact XLR


Email: eca@exeter-airport.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 354 995 or:

+44 (0)7738 579 182 – Chris Beer, Head of Corporate Aviation (RCA)
+44 (0)7972 639 757 – Carl Osborne, Executive Coordinator
+44 (0)7740 582 184 – Andrew Morgan, Executive Coordinator

Fax: +44 (0)1392 354 943

Address: Exeter Corporate Aviation, Exeter Airport, Exeter EX5 2BD.


The region has it all when it comes to business or leisure accommodation and this includes excellent shooting lodges and luxury country hotels. For example the Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel and The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa from the Eden Hotel Collection.

Exeter Airport is in the Aviation Division of the Rigby Group and these hotels are in the Hotels Division of the Rigby Group.

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

The Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel is a luxury William and Mary country house hotel set in its own valley, surrounded by 4½ acres of beautifully tended gardens and woodland.

Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS (60 mins).

The Mount Somerset Hotel

The Mount Somerset Hotel is a beautiful Regency building sits high upon her mount cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests simply breathtaking views over the mystical county of Somerset.

Lower Henlade, Somerset, TA3 5NB (40 mins).

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is history, excitement, glamour, adventure and the perfect retreat.  Bovey Castle is a place where you can live out your dreams, then put your feet up.

North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RE (40 mins)

ECA also work very closely with…

The 4 star MERCURE Southgate Hotel located in a central, yet quiet part of Exeter. Free WIFI and car parking when booked through ECA.
The Royal Clarence Hotel and Hampton by Hilton. Corporate rates when booked through ECA.

Sport, game and fishing

ECA works very closely with the many sport game and fishing lodges and hotels in and around Devon and Somerset and we can provide through our partners British International Helicopters excellent rates on helicopter transfers. We are also the closest international airport to the prime hunting estates in Devon.