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Old 10th Aug 2014, 20:27
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I'd be interested to see the business case for this.
As a research and development project, yes, but how do they expect to make money?
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 20:49
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Subject to noise considerations, shouldn't the spaceport be located near the aerospace industry; centres of research and development; and/or, as suggested by EGHQ (Newquay), a location in need of regeneration and investment?
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 21:48
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I believe there is a backlog of bookings and it is not cheap

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Old 12th Aug 2014, 19:20
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NQY might get its Gatwick link it needs then !.
Other than Newquay that must put Campbelltown in the running. Along with Elvington? .
The lster of course is a tad too cllose to a city.
And is I think inside a major RAF air corridor.
But didnt they recently try doing a 'doncaster" and turning it into a proper airport? .
Are there any regulations that prevent it from operating from currently operating airports?
Also how much Runway does it need to take off and land etc?.
If its nearer 10,000 ft , then that has to narrow that has to narrow the candidate list down doesn't it? .
And fi ally I assume All the bogger London airports are totally out of the question?.
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