Twente Airport exists 5 years!

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Twente Airport was officially opened for business and small recreational air traffic. In the presence of Sharon Dijksma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment, the Ministry of Defense formally transferred authority to the province of Overijssel. This was the beginning of a new chapter in the rich history of Twente's airport.

Since its opening, Twente Airport has become a unique location for aviation-oriented activity, such as AELS dismantling end-of-life large aircraft and TKH Airport Solutions developing pioneering LED solutions for airports.

In the combination of flying, establishing and testing, Twente Airport is an important part of Technology Base, the testing ground for pioneering companies. Parties such as Twente Safety Campus, Space53, Dynteq and NLR have regularly used the closed test and demo environment offered by Twente Airport and Technology Base over the past 5 years. After several years of disappointing financial results, a new future perspective for Twente Airport was developed last year. A decision will be made on this in 2022. With strengthening the function of test airport, more business traffic and parking in combination with simple maintenance, there are opportunities to achieve a profitable exploitation of the airport.

Saturday, April 2 fly-in

In honor of the 5-year anniversary, a special fly-in will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 40 aircraft from flying clubs from all over the Netherlands and Germany will drop by to celebrate the anniversary with us.

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