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BAE Systems: Brough

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Until the end of production, BAE Harrier jump jets 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 Hawk are built at Brough.

On 7 September 2007, however, the company announced that it intended to fly all future Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft from Brough to Warton at a rate of two per month. It is unsure whether the airfield will become fully operational.

On 28 January 2008, flying resumed with the take-off of a demonstration version of the Hawk. At the end of April 2009, an F-35 Lightning II static test airframe arrived at Brough Aerodrome.


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