The owner of Filton Airfield, BAE Systems has announced that the airfield will close on December 31st 2012. The company says it has informed all those who use the airfield of the decision.
Following the announcement, Andrew Cheesman, Director of BAE Systems said:
"This decision has been taken following a long review of the airfield’s commercial and economic viability. We regret the impact that this will have on our 19 employees and we will work with them to explore employment opportunities."
You can read the full statement on the Bristol Filton Airport website.
The owners of Filton Airfield have announced the site will officialy close on December the 31st with the loss of 19 jobs. Controversy has surrounded the planned closure since it was announced by BAE Systems last year. The historic airfield was the birthplace of concorde.
Wiltshire Police has confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft which crashed at Cotswold Airport yesterday afternoon is in a stable condition in hospital.
The 47 year old Belgium pilot suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
He underwent surgery in the early hours of today and will have further surgery later.
The crash is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
An eye-witness has spoken how he saw an aircraft crash at a Gloucestershire airfield. Emergency services were called to Kemble Airfield just after 3pm this afternoon.
A pilot had a lucky escape after the light aircraft he was flying crash landed at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. The 48-year-old man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after a light aircraft crash landed at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. Great Western Air Ambulance were called to the scene at around 3pm.