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By johnm
#1826783
Last I heard the gigafactory was set for Blyth in Northumberland having had a false start in Wales, so I'm not sure what's going on. There was a suggestion that some of the principals might be less than expert in the field and that their probity was a bit iffy.

I suppose there could be more than one gigafactory though, I'm not well versed in the terminology....
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By FlightDek
#1826818
Looks clear to me. The picture in the BBC article shows the factory as taking up the existing runway location. The stripe on the roof even shows where the runway was
By oakworth
#1826828
FlightDek wrote:Looks clear to me. The picture in the BBC article shows the factory as taking up the existing runway location. The stripe on the roof even shows where the runway was


You can still see the threshold. If they leave the factory doors open at each end then I’m up for it.
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By gregorp
#1826841
Well, Long Marston gone, Coventry going and Wellesbourne and Halfpenny Green’s future doubtful, there will be no hard runways left for GA in the West Midlands. Any airfield left standing should be a good economic bet.
By Bathman
#1826842
And I thought the revenue from the development of the south east side (You know the bit where the grass runways used to be) was going to be used to develop the rest of the airport.

Bye, bye aviation bye bye
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By ArthurG
#1826852
Mr. Shapps doesn't appear to be doing a great job, does he?

"The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to see that the UK benefits from being the best place in the world for general aviation", went the blather. Surely the plight of
UK GA airports couldn't be much worse if he was maliciously hostile to GA.
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