Wales is fortunate to have a number of infrastructure sites that offer space companies sustainable opportunities to profit from strategic locations that provide room to locate and expand, airside access, access to segmented airspace that is unique within Europe, funding support and cutting edge space R&D undertaken by the Wales Academic Space Partnership and key support facilities, such as; the Gas Turbine Research Centre, OpTIC and the test and evaluation capabilities located at Pendine.

Facility Sector/Capability Location

Cardiff Airport

International Airport. Room for expansion (MRO). 7,848 ft runway.

South Wales

St Athan

RPAS, Space, MRO, manufacture. Room for expansion, existing hangarage. 5,988 ft runway.

South Wales
West Wales Airport RPAS, Space. Existing technology units. 3,897 ft runway AberPorth, mid Wales


RPAS, Space. Room for expansion. Existing hangarage. 3 runways, longest 7,500 ft.

Llanbedr, mid











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