Morgan Sindall Wins BA & LHR Contract

UK construction, infrastructure and design company Morgan Sindall has secured contracts worth £10 million (US$16m) from Heathrow Airport Ltd and British Airways.
The company will undertake a contract with British Airways to modernise two aircraft hangars at the airport in preparation for the arrival of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner this summer and B777-300ER aircraft.  This will allow greater flexibility of working space during maintenance and repair work on the British Airways fleet.
Work will include taking away 100 tonnes of steel (95% of which will be recycled), replacement of nose docks and major refurbishment of existing tail docks.
A nose-pod extension will also be built on to the hangars to accommodate large aircraft.
Morgan Sindall will also replace seven air bridges which are around 25 years old.    Each air bridge takes four weeks to install and will be manufactured by ThyssenKrupp in Spain and shipped over for installation at Heathrow in a partnership between Morgan Sindall and the German company.
Michael O’Callaghan, Director of Aviation for Morgan Sindall, said: “Our business with Heathrow Airport and British Airways is proving to be very successful.  This type of installation work requires a very specific set of skills and our team is pleased to be working alongside ThyssenKrupp on these projects. We are also especially delighted with the British Airways contract which allows our team to broaden its scope and capabilities.”