THIS is the futuristic terminal building which will soon greet passengers at Farnborough's new business airport.

Designed to resemble a wing hovering above the landscape, the architects say the materials used in the construction will reflect aircraft technology.

The blueprint, given the green light by Rushmoor Council planners last week, is the latest stage in TAG Aviation's £60-million redevelopment of the airfield.

Sited south of the Elles Road boundary, the terminal will be reached via the Ively roundabout.

The 46ft high three-storey building will have a 209-vehicle parking area for use by passengers and staff.

There will be a passenger lounge and meeting facilities on the ground floor, with office accommodation on the first and second floors.

The terminal will be the final piece in the airport jigsaw, and will stand alongside a new control tower and hangar which have already been approved.

In a report, council planning officers said the entirely appropriate design would highlight the importance of this "prestigious building in the development of business aviation in Farnborough."