Airfield gets a licence following investment

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A LICENCE has been granted to an airfield following a £1.5m scheme to resurface it.

The airfield at the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent, will now be opened up to more aviation investment and use after being granted a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Aerodrome licence.

The success follows directly from the £1.5m invested by Fareham Borough Council into upgrading the airfield’s main runway.

Council leader Sean Woodward said: ‘We have been working closely with the Homes and Communities Agency to ensure the continued growth and viability of the airfield.

‘This is another important step in opening up the airfield to a greater variety of aircraft and business opportunities.

‘The larger business and corporate aircraft that we can now attract will assist in boosting employment opportunities for those companies maintaining such planes.’

Paul Rankin, from Regional and City Airports, said: ‘The on-going development in the operational team’s capability and competencies and the airfield improvements, including the new runway, will ensure that Daedalus is a preferred destination for general and corporate aviation in the south of England.’