Cornwall is home to a
growing, vibrant, competitive and skilled aerospace cluster, which is just one
reason why Bloodhound SCC chose Cornwall Airport Newquay as the base for its first
test runs anywhere in the world.
Our region invests and helps
businesses succeed through a commitment to developing aerospace. Cornwall is
located in the South West aerospace cluster, one of the largest in the world
and home to 14 of the top 15 aerospace companies. The South West aerospace
cluster has the capability to design and build entire aircraft and employs in
excess of 23,000 people.
Aerohub at Cornwall Airport Newquay, where Bloodhound
SCC has had a base since 2011, is the UK’s only dedicated Aerospace Enterprise Zone offering tax breaks and
planning freedom to tenant companies, including Bloodhound SCC. The existing
cluster at the Aerohub site also includes MRO companies, flight training, UAV
operators and more.
environment attracts experimental and innovative aircraft operators from around
the world with its unique set of resources, including segregated airspace for
unmanned and space flight, access to maritime environments, engine and rocket
testing, and one of the longest runways in the UK.
Cornwall Airport Newquay is
the UK’s fastest growing regional airport offering excellent connectivity for
investment and trade. The region has historically been a place for innovation;
from mining in the industrial revolution to pioneering the first transatlantic
satellite communications over Telstar in 1962.
This innovation continues
today, with Cornwall Airport Newquay earmarked as the potential location for Spaceport Cornwall, and an ambition to be first commercial
spaceport in the UK by 2020.
Join us in Cornwall as part
of the South West aerospace cluster, one of the largest and most capable
regions in the world.