Minister praises Aerohub

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Local Growth Minister Kris Hopkins has praised the work going on at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Newquay airport.

On an official visit this week, the Minister was introduced to representatives of a number of the companies that have located at Aerohub including Andrew Sangster, MD of CIS UK Ltd, and Kevin Glenister, site manager for Apple Aviation.

The Minister officially opened CIS’ new facility at Aerohub and discussed the company’s growth plans. He also met with Apple Aviation and was introduced to a number of apprentices drawn from their innovative training programme.

L-R: Local Growth Minister Kris Hopkins; Newquay Airport MD Al Titterington; LEP chairman Chris Pomfret and Enterprise Zone manager at Cornwall Development Company, Miles Carden inside a DC10 being dismantled by Apple Aviation at Aerohub
L-R: Local Growth Minister Kris Hopkins; Newquay Airport MD Al Titterington; LEP chairman Chris Pomfret and Enterprise Zone manager at Cornwall Development Company, Miles Carden inside a DC10 being dismantled by Apple Aviation at Aerohub

Apple Aviation’s recently opened facility comprises a 25,000 sq ft hanger for aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and recycling. The Minister watched Apple’s team prepare for the recycling of the first aircraft on their tear down facility.

He said:“Aerohub is one of 24 enterprise zones across England helping to create an economy driven by private sector growth. They are a key part of the Government’s long-term economic plan which aims to drive local and national growth. Since they started, enterprise zones have created over 9,000 jobs, attracted over 300 businesses and secured £1.2 billion of private sector investment.

“Aerohub, is an excellent example how this is happening in Cornwall, building on the local strengths to develop into a catalyst for the wider local economy. It is fantastic to see businesses choosing Newquay as their British base and winning new business in decommissioning aircraft.”