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Brough Aerodrome
IATA: noneICAO: EGNB
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator BAE Systems
Location Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 53°43′11″N 00°33′59″W / 53.71972°N 0.56639°W / 53.71972; -0.56639Coordinates: 53°43′11″N 00°33′59″W / 53.71972°N 0.56639°W / 53.71972; -0.56639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,054 3,458 Asphalt
06/24 631 2,070 Grass
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Brough Aerodrome (ICAO: EGNB) is located at Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

The site was first used by the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company during World War I for the testing of seaplanes.

In 1949, the company changed name to Blackburn & General Aircraft Limited, which built a number of aircraft at Brough, including the Blackburn Beverley transport aircraft and the Blackburn Buccaneer maritime strike aircraft.

In the 1960s, the company became part of Hawker Siddeley Aviation and the site continued with the production of the Buccaneer.

The company became part of British Aerospace and later BAE Systems and the site continues to build and support military aircraft. Until the end of production, BAE Harriers were built at Brough. The airfield closed in the early 1990s after the daily shuttle flights to BAe Warton ended due to cost-cutting. Continuing to this day, variants of the BAe Hawks are built at Brough, but initially had to be transported by road to BAe Warton for test flying.

On 7 September 2007, however, the company announced that it intended to fly all future Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft[3] from Brough to Warton at a rate of two per month. It is unsure whether the airfield will become fully operational though. On 28 January 2008 flying resumed with the take off of a demonstration version of the Hawk.[4] Around the 30 April 2009, an F-35 Lightning II airframe arrived at Brough Aerodrome for testing. It is the first such aircraft to be delivered to the UK.[5]

References

  1. ^ Airport information for EGNB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for EGNB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "The Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer". BAe Systems. 1 July 2008. http://www.baesystems.com/ProductsServices/bae_prod_air_hawk.html. Retrieved 2008-10-21.  
  4. ^ "Flights resumed at aircraft base". BBC News Online. BBC. 28 January 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/7213482.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-13.  
  5. ^ http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-events/rn-live/all-news/joint-strike-fighter-arrives-in-uk/*/changeNav/6568

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