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.

Why Bloodhound chose Cornwall

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.

Cornwall’s operational 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.

To find out more please visit Invest in Cornwall 



Page last updated: 15:29, 25th May 2018
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