30 JUNE 2014
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Local Growth Minister Kris Hopkins MP has made an official ministerial visit to Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport to mark the aerospace Enterprise Zone’s success.
The Minister officially opened CIS UK Ltd’s new facility at Aerohub and discussed the company’s ambitious growth plans. He also met with Apple Aviation and was introduced to a number of apprentices drawn from their innovative training programme.
Apple Aviation’s recently opened facility comprises a 25,000 sq ft hangar for aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and recycling and the Minister watched Apple’s team prepare for the recycling of the first aircraft in their tear down facility.
Hopkins later commented: “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. ”
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