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."
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.
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.
The pilot of this twin engine American light aircraft had a lucky escape this afternoon at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire, when he skimmed the ground whilst practising display manoeuvres. The plane was burnt out, but the unindentified pilot was said not to be badly hurt after the fire was extuinguished by appliances stationed at the airfield.