UK airfield round-up
Nov15

UK airfield round-up

In a general round up of airport news from around the UK, FTN takes a look at some of those airfields currently under threat and some which are living the high life. With apologies to those airfields that have been inadvertently left out from this report, here’s the current UK airfield scene as FTN perceives it. First on the threat list is Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire, which has been very quiet for the last few years after the...

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Coventry Airport at risk as Council boosts gigafactory investment
Aug15

Coventry Airport at risk as Council boosts gigafactory investment

Apparently determined to turn Coventry Airport into a car battery gigafactory, despite having received no interest to date from the automotive industry, Coventry City Council has announced that it is spending an additional £500,000 on promoting the site. According to a report by the BBC, the public money would be spent on work to attract an investor for the site. The authority has already spent £1.75m on the project and plans to use...

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