£88 million Boeing hangar for Gatwick Airport
A new Boeing service hangar worth £88 million is coming to London Gatwick Airport.
The hangar will maintain aircraft running long-haul routes from the airport. These will include 787 Dreamliners, as well as the new 737 MAX.
Gatwick Airport has partnered up with Boeing to develop the project. In total, the airport has invested £16 million on improvements to access and taxiway systems to accommodate the new hangar. This has brought the overall investment into the project over £100 million.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling, who visited the site during construction of the new hangar, said: “The aviation industry plays a critical role in the UK economy and I welcome Boeing’s decision to make such a significant investment at Gatwick. It is also equally encouraging to see the focus given to sustainable growth as the UK’s second largest airport continues to develop.”
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate added: “Gatwick’s partnership with Boeing comes at a time when the airport continues to succeed in attracting vital new long haul links for the UK while seeking to grow responsibly.
“Long-haul continues to drive Gatwick’s growth and the rapid expansion of airlines such as Norwegian flying the innovative 787 Dreamliner to many new long haul destinations will only serve to benefit from this state-of-the-art Boeing facility.”