Cambridge Airport - Articles and news items
Airport news • 16 April 2012 •
Cambridge Airport have announced exciting plans to strengthen its support for light GA Maintenance...
Issue 1 2012 • 7 February 2012 • David Surley, Senior Business Development Manager, Cambridge Airport
Situated in the East of England and close to London, Cambridge Airport has always been close to a wide range of advancing technology. Marshall Aerospace, the United Kingdom’s leading independent Aerospace Company has been based at the Airport since the 1940s.The Airport is owned by the Marshall of Cambridge Group of Companies, which com - prises the Marshall Motor Group, Marshall Land Systems and Marshall Aerospace. The Group of Companies has been involved in aviation since 1929 and owns the airport which until recently had been regarded as the essential gateway to the Marshall Aerospace hangars. It had been relatively underutilised by various sectors of the aviation community. This was partly due to reluctance to expand the Airport, but also because for the last 10 years the local Cambridge Councils have eyed the 475 acres of airport land as a potential housing estate for 12,000 homes. Those aspirations were dashed in 2010, when following exhaustive studies into a possible relocation, Marshall of Cambridge declared it was staying put and would develop the Airport facilities as a Regional Airport. Not that much investment was needed. A new state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control Tower was opened in 2000; an enhanced ILS system and Area Radar were installed in 2001 and in 2009 a £4.5 million investment created a stylish FBO featuring a boardroom, meeting rooms and crew rest area.