Derby Aerodrome is the home of Airspeed Aviation Ltd and operates Derby Aero Club. Airspeed Aviation Ltd is a CAA and EASA Approved Aircraft Maintenance Organisation holding approvals EASA Part M Subpart F (Approval Number UK.MF.0010) and CAA BCAR A8-15 M3 (Approval Number AMR/179). It is also an EASA Approved Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) holding EASA Part M Subpart G and I approvals (Number UK.MG.0308) for a wide range of general aviation aircraft.
It is a family run and owned airfield.
The aerodrome was granted full planning permission in 1992, construction immediately commencing, before gaining the CAA Aerodrome Licence in 1993. Additional runways and buildings, including hangars and workshops, have been built over the years.
It is the only CAA licenced aerodrome in Derbyshire.
Built to replace Burnaston Airfield, which was lost in 1990 to Toyota car factory, and which the same family and company had reopened in 1986. The Derby Aero Club was formed at Burnaston and continues to grow with many of the original members still active.
Numerous private aircraft are based on site, with many more visiting for maintenance services.
PPR before leaving your home base. Radio is 118.350. Tea, coffee and AVGAS available.