Aerospace

One of the longest runways in the UK


and uncongested, unrestricted airspace

Cornwall is home to a growing, vibrant, competitive and skilled aerospace cluster, where aerospace technology is thriving. The region invests and helps businesses succeed through a commitment to developing the aerospace sector. Cornwall is located in the South West aerospace cluster, one of the largest in the world home to 14 of the top 15 aerospace businesses. 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 is the UK’s only dedicated Aerospace Enterprise Zone offering tax breaks and planning freedom to tenant companies. The existing cluster at the Aerohub site 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 among the preferred sites to be a UK Spaceport, operational by 2020.

Talk to us about bringing your business to Cornwall as part of the South West aerospace cluster, one of the largest and most capable regions in the world.




Cornwall will welcome new direct flights to Heathrow from April 2019

22nd November, 2018

Cornwall’s access to the global marketplace after Brexit has been given a huge boost with the announcement that new direct flights between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow will begin from April 2019. The news was revealed by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in the House […]

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AeroSpace Cornwall Programme – Innovation in Space and Aerospace

10th January, 2018

The global space and aerospace sectors are experiencing exciting changes, and growing rapidly, with increased focus from industry and Government. Many of the advances in coming years will require innovative products, services and technologies, and the South West is one of the most capable regions […]

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Workspace

Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshops

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Talent

Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance

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Finance & Funding

We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyond

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Lifestyle

Work hard. Play hard. Live well.

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Community

Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.

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Location & Connectivity

1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 Mbps

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Why invest in Cornwall?

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