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7:01am 28th June 2012

Pirate FM's learnt a big new tourist attraction's set to be built at Newquay airport creating dozens of new jobs.

The Classic Aircraft Trust is moving to the Duchy bringing the biggest collection of flyable vintage jets in the country.

In the first year the move will create 27 full time jobs including engineers, flight crew, technicians and administrative staff, plus around six part time jobs. Further jobs are expected with plans to increase the number of aircraft on the site, as well as engineering training and apprenticeship programmes.Gloster Meteor T7

The new interactive attraction will occupy Hangar 404 at the airport, which will be home to the Classic Air Force centre.

Chairman of the Classic Aircraft Trust, Tim Skeet, said, "We are really excited to come to Newquay and help get the Aerohub off to a flying start. The new Classic Air Force centre is a pioneering initiative which will be a totally new kind of visitor attraction, where people will be able to see and touch iconic aircraft and discover about the history of British aviation. Classic Air Force will be the only place in the world you can take a pleasure ride in a 1940's Percival Prentice or a Percival Proctor. We are creating an exciting interactive centre, where people can experience first-hand the thrill of aviation. We are passionate about creating a world class visitor attraction which will delight and inspire."

Al Titterington, Managing Director of the airport said, "The South West has a strong aviation heritage and to attract the Trust and its classic collection of operational aircraft is a great boost to the airport, creating skilled jobs. The centre will attract aviation enthusiasts and will become an important attraction for the Cornish tourism economy. We look forward to working with the Trust and welcoming the first flights to the airport this summer."

Chris Pomfret, Chairman of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership helped broker the deal. He said, "We're delighted to welcome the Classic Aircraft Trust to the Aerohub and we expect them to be the first of many. This is evidence of how appealing the Enterprise Zone is to aviation companies because we have the right business environment and some of the best infrastructure in Europe. That's the message we'll also be taking to the Farnborough Air Show when we attend in a few weeks' time.

"The LEP is a strategic body, and wishes to place on record its acknowledgement of Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Airport Limited with whom it has worked closely in bringing this deal to fruition."

7:01am 28th June 2012

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