Corporate Aviation (XLR)

Executive Jet Centres


Exeter Airport’s dedicated corporate aviation facility for private and chartered corporate aircraft is known as XLR Executive Jet Centres. The XLR FBO stands within its own jet centre away from the hustle and bustle of the main terminal building.

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

The XLR Staff can provide convenient quick transfers access to the city of Exeter and to other areas of Devon together with Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

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

All Aircraft with a MTOW of 2T and above and Rotary of 1T and above are subject to Mandatory Handling at Exeter Airport. A strict PPR policy is in force and booking is essential. All aircraft arriving without booking and falling into the mandatory handling category may be subject to higher fees.

Ground Services

Marshalling | Parking (both on the Southside and the Northside of the airport) | Corporate Handling | Water and Toilet Service | Customs and Immigration Clearance (Also see GAR )

UK Border Force GAR requirement

An operator or pilot of a general aviation aircraft is required to report international or Channel Islands journeys to or from the UK, unless they are travelling outbound directly from the UK.

The General Aviation Report (GAR) submitted online will be distributed to Border Force and the Police to facilitate the smooth passage of legitimate persons and goods across the border and prevent crime and terrorism in the Common Travel Area.

The aircraft commander has a legal responsibility for all persons and goods carried.

Technical Data

ICAO: EGTE –  IATA: EXT | Runway Length: 2076 metres x 45 metres (asphalt) | Runway Approach Bars: 08/26 with runway lights | 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 (messages passed will be relayed to XLR)
ATC Tower frequency: 119.805


Jet A1 and Avgas operated by Exeter Airport.
Cards accepted: All major credit cards, UVAir, AVCard, Colt International, Multiservice WFS, AEG & BP Sterling Card

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 an excellent viewing area looking out over the runway


Menus are available; please ask the agent meeting your aircraft or send an email to the XLR Staff at the addresses listed below.
XLR is partnered with Sky Corporate Catering offering bespoke in-flight catering options.
We can supply hot water, ice, newspapers, magazines and beverages directly from the Jet centre (charges apply).
XLR can also hold catering items required for the aircraft in our fridges and freezers.


Chauffeur driven vehicles including, Mercedes, 4×4 and other luxury vehicles are available on request and using the Airport taxi Company, Apple, taxis for clients and crew can be booked. Corporate rates apply to all services when booked through XLR.

Aircraft Charter

XLR can provide corporate jet charters and work with the leading aircraft Brokers to make sure our clients get the best deal possible.


XLR accept all major credit cards, British Pounds and Bank Transfers with notice.

Contact XLR

SITA: (Exeter Dispatch) EXTOOXH

Email: [email protected] – Primary contact

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 354 995 | FAX: +44 (0)1392 353 939

+44 (0)7980 937566   – Luke Wells, XLR Supervisor

+44 (0)7740 582184   – Matthew Beard, Executive Coordinator

+44 (0)7970543912    – Beth Gilhooly, Executive Coordinator

+44 (0)7970 539667   – Paul Guy, Executive Coordinator

Address: XLR Executive Jet Centres, 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.

Exeter Airport is part of the Rigby Group and the Eden Hotel Collection hotels are also part of the Group. In the local area are Bovey Castle, The Mount Somerset Hotel and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel.

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)

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).

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)

Mercure Southgate Hotel

The 4 star hotel located in a central, yet quiet part of Exeter has free WIFI and car parking when booked through XLR.

Sport, game and fishing

XLR 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.