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From today, UK airfields and associated businesses are able to apply for access to Government funded professional and business advice on a range of topics, aimed at supporting future airfield development.

The new Airfield Development Advisory Fund will be managed by the Civil Aviation Authority and administered by ICF, a global consulting and digital services provider. The advice available includes among other things planning and conservation policy, accountancy, business model development, marketing strategy and innovation.

Airfields applying for advice through the fund can be licensed or unlicensed and must handle fewer than 200,000 terminal passengers on average per year.

Aviation Minister Robert Courts said: “Airfields are at the heart of the innovative £3 billion General Aviation sector and it's vital that we protect and support their future development.

“Announced back in February, the Airfield Development Advisory Fund will help airfields grow, create more local jobs, and inspire the next generation of enthusiasts and professionals.”

You can find more detailed information on the eligibility criteria, how to apply and what support is available at www.caa.co.uk/general-aviation

Applications will be accepted up until 17.00 GMT on the 3rd of December 2020.

For further media information please contact the CAA press office on 0333 103 6000 (09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday), out of hours: 07789 745 636 and via email to press.office@caa.co.uk