There is optimism that yesterday’s high profile Bloodhound rocket test at Newquay Airport will provide a lasting benefit to the Aerohub Enterprise Zone.
The Bloodhound projectis in the process of developing a 1,000mph supersonic car to break the world land speed record.
The firing of its hybrid rocket in a hardened aircraft hangar at the airport is being seen as the most significant milestone to date and the largest rocket test in the UK in the last 20 years.
Yesterday’s test attracted the attention of national and international media and the airport’s MD Al Titterington hopes the exposure will provide lasting benefits to its Aerohub Enterprise Zone.
He said: “The airport’s extensive infrastructure has been used for this exciting engineering project and we believe the success of today will generate significant interest across the globe and we were glad to be a part of it.
“We are pleased to support this event and we hope it helps to demonstrate the many business opportunities at England’s only aerospace specific Enterprise Zone.”
The Aerohub Enterprise Zone offers commercial incentives such as European funding and business rate relief for companies relocating to the airport, along with relaxed planning restrictions and superfast broadband connectivity.