The training building was opened by Crawley MP Henry Smith and is located in Manor Royal, a short walk from one of Boeings other sites.
The new £20m training building has space for 4 simulators bringing the total they have in Manor Royal to 11. This makes Crawley now have the largest Boeing campus outside of the US.
The simulators allow air crew to be trained from across the UK and the world.
Mr Smith was also introduced to the ten new apprentices that Boeing has taken on within the last 18 months.
Currently 70 people are employed on Gatwick training campus and overall in the UK Boeing employs 2,300 and growing.
Henry Smith said:
“I am really delighted at the level of investment that Boeing is putting into Crawley. It is fantastic as well that there are 10 high skilled apprentice engineering places that the company is investing in. It really is a vote of confidence in the aviation industry that Boeing has in Crawley.”
Sir Michael Arthur President of Boeing Europe and Managing Director of UK & Ireland said:
“Very important to be at Gatwick itself because what we have is a throughput of pilots every day. We are converting pilots who have been flying existing machines to new machines and being so close to Gatwick means they can get their certification here and almost walk back straight onto their planes. This is our biggest operation outside the United States.”
The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal
London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.
As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.
From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.
Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.
Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:
“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”
Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:
“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”