National Drone Hub

National Drone Hub at Predannack, Cornwall: A Game-Changer in UAV Innovation

Exciting news is on the horizon for Cornwall’s technological landscape as Wholeship Ltd operate the National Drone Hub at Predannack in Cornwall. Situated at a 320-hectare site just 600 metres from the sea, with 4 runways and multiple operating surfaces, the hub offers an ideal environment for both fixed and rotary wing drone operations.

Today saw the first gathering of the National Drone Hub working group including stakeholders from the Royal Navy, Cornwall Airport Newquay, Spaceport Cornwall, Cornwall Council, The Great South West, CAA, Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult, Skyports, Lockheed Martin and Leonardo.

One of the key features that sets the National Drone Hub apart is its access to segregated airspace, making it an ideal location for testing beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations required by the CAA. This unique advantage positions the hub as a pioneering facility for advancing UAV technology and operations to meet regulatory standards and industry demands.

Delivered by Wholeship, in partnership with the Royal Navy at RNAS Culdrose, and in collaboration with the Cornwall Space Cluster, the National Drone Hub is not just a hub for innovation but a beacon of progress for the region. The Cornwall Space Cluster’s commitment to supporting the development of UAV technology, to connect rural communities, bolster the NHS with cutting-edge solutions, and pave the way for the creation of new, highly skilled jobs in Cornwall and wider South West of England.

The National Drone Hub also provides a range of hangarage, office, and accommodation facilities for its customers, ensuring a seamless and efficient operational experience. Details on these facilities are available upon request, catering to the diverse needs of UAV operators and stakeholders.

The synergy between Wholeship, the Royal Navy, and the Cornwall Space Cluster represents a significant step towards harnessing the potential of UAV technology for the greater good. From enhancing connectivity in rural areas to providing vital support to healthcare services, the National Drone Hub is poised to make a tangible impact on various sectors while driving economic growth and innovation in Cornwall.

As we look towards the future, the National Drone Hub signifies a new chapter in the UK’s journey towards technological excellence and sustainable development. Stay tuned as we witness the transformative power of UAV technology unfold right here in our community.

For more information and updates on the National Drone Hub at Predannack Airfield, visit Wholeship’s website

Exciting times lie ahead as Cornwall embraces the potential of UAV technology to shape a brighter, more connected future for all.