The company’s vision of a European GoldCare Maintenance Base at Gatwick Airport is getting closer to reality after a full planning application was submitted to Crawley Borough Council. The good news for surrounding areas will be the creation of jobs and improvement of infrastructure around the North West Development Zone.

The planning statement sets out the creation of 130 jobs on site (part of 2,000 Boeing promise as a long-term UK investment strategy) together with a significant uplift in Gatwick’s aircraft maintenance capability and capacity, as the airport continues its growth in both short and long haul services.

Interesting wording at the end of their quote….

“A European base is needed from which to provide these services, and last November BCASEL 

[Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Europe Limited] and GAL [Gatwick Airport Limited] announced the plans to build the facility and base the GoldCare operation at Gatwick. Given that Norwegian are one of Gatwick’s most important airlines, with a significant operation based at Gatwick, the location of the facility at Gatwick is a logical and efficient choice.

Unlike the other three hangars at Gatwick which are airline specific (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet) the proposed facility is also designed to support [Boeing]’s other European GoldCare customers who fly their aircraft to Gatwick, but Boeing will not be maintaining aircraft that do not operate commercial flights into Gatwick”