Apple Aviation (AA), a successful, UK based aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company, has selected Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport as the location for its aerospace maintenance facility headquarters.
The new facility, within the airport’s Enterprise Zone, offers a large, bespoke space for AA’s increased operations.
With clients including Lessors, Thomas Cook, Thales, DHL, ILFC, BMI Regional and American Airlines; Apple Aviation brings an ever growing concentration of aerospace companies to Aerohub and plans to employ up to 30 highly skilled employees, including aircraft engineers, in the first three years of operation.
Commercial Director of Apple Aviation, Bernard Longman, said:
“Newquay Aerohub has been selected as the site for our new MRO facility due to the excellent infrastructure which the airport has to offer plus the benefits of developing our new business venture within the Enterprise Zone. The MRO facility will include an aircraft storage and recycling area which will be approved by the UK Environment Agency and is due to open in September 2013. AA look forward to building relationships with the local community and businesses in addition to contributing to the economy in the South West.”
The Enterprise Zone offers a combination of business rate discounts worth up to £275,000 over five years for each business in the zone, simplified planning procedures and superfast broadband links.
Chair of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Chris Pomfret added:
“We are delighted Apple Aviation has chosen Aerohub as its base for a new MRO operation. AA will not only bring highly skilled jobs to the area but will also support growth in the local supply chain and act as a catalyst to attract other companies offering complimentary activity to the Enterprise Zone.”
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