Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar has been granted permission to go ahead by Crawley Borough Council, with full works scheduled to commence later this year. It will be located in the North West zone of the airport and is expected to support more than 200 jobs at Boeing and its suppliers in the region surrounding the airport.
The facility is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2019 and will add on-site engineering and maintenance capability for operators of Boeing aircraft at Gatwick, including the 737, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft. It will also support Boeing’s Global Fleet Care customers. Utilised by more than 60 airline customers around the world, Global Fleet Care is a flexible set of fleet engineering, materials and maintenance services tailored for airlines.
Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Guy Stephenson, said: “Gatwick’s partnership with Boeing will deliver a boost to jobs on the airport as well as providing close service support to Gatwick’s growing long and short haul Boeing fleet. This will help ensure that Gatwick’s record growth can continue and our global network can continue to expand.
“The hangar facility will provide a new level of on-site engineering capability which supports our airlines here in the UK. Initiatives like this are ever more vital as we strive for continued operational efficiency as we respond to the demand from airlines and passengers for more services at Gatwick.”