A TRIO of rivals is vying to land a £20 million runway resurfacing contract at a Ministry of Defence airbase in Amesbury, Wiltshire.
Fitzpatrick, Lagan and Colas have returned bids, with a winner to be chosen in September.
The 3,000 m Boscombe Down runway, originally built in 1985, needs completely resurfacing. The work also includes upgrading parts of the taxiways.
The base is used for testing a range of aircraft, from small planes to fast jets.