A manager has hailed a “significant development” in the 70 year history of Old Buckenham Airfield with the formation of an engineering centre at the site.
The airfield, a former Second World War USAAF base home to the 453rd Bombardment Group, has formed the Old Buckenham Aero Engineering Centre.
It brings together maintenance, avionics, paint and upholstery specialists in the aviation business. It will offer CAA Part M maintenance, LAA maintenance, avionics repairs and maintenance as well as a full paint facility with interiors specialists all in one place.
It will feature companies including The Light Aircraft Company, Avitronics Aircraft Avionics and Custom Air Bespoke Aircraft Paint and Interiors.
Matt Wilkins, Airfield Manager “This is one of the most significant developments in 70 years at Old Buckenham. With the creation of the Aero Engineering Centre we have immediately put the airfield at the forefront of aircraft”