Filton Airfield will be closing today after its owners BAE systems, decided it was no longer financially viable.
BAE Systems is providing financial backing of two million pounds and a circa eight acre site at Filton to support the Bristol Aero Collection Trust in their plans to create an aviation heritage museum and learning centre.
We will also be providing 400,000 pounds worth of design, construction consultancy and project management support.
The role of the Great Western Air Ambulance at Filton...will also be protected. We will ensure that the Great Western Air Ambulance Service and the Police helicopters will continue to be able to fly from Filton following closure.