Scottow Enterprise Park Light Aircraft Testing
North Norfolk District Council approves proposals to use the taxiway and runway at Scottow Enterprise Park for light aircraft testing.
12:15 25 June 2019
For the first time since 2006, the taxiway and runway at Scottow Enterprise Park will be used for testing light aircraft. This follows the approval of proposals brought forth by Swift Aircraft by the North Norfolk District Council. The move will allow manufacturers to press forward with the first new line of light aircrafts to be entirely built, designed and manufactured in Britain.
David Stanbridge, chief executive of Swift, said: "We held an open day for the plans a while ago and had some really encouraging support.
"We are hoping to be airborne from September 18, pending Broadland's approval and it is an exciting time for us."
He added: "Britain has a rich history in aviation and we're trying to put Norfolk at the centre of that.
"Our ambition is to make Norfolk a real hub for technology and innovation and this is a big step forward for that."