UK based aircraft maintenance company Chevron has signed a ten year lease with Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The company is to set up a maintenance facility in November 2016 and it will be ready to receive aircraft from January 2017.
The existing facilities within Glasgow Prestwick Airport will provide a large, bespoke space for Chevron’s increased line maintenance support operations. Chevron will be establishing a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hangar facility, bespoke teardown / parts processing facility, aircraft parking area and management offices totalling 150,000 square feet.
Chevron tested out the airport earlier this year welcoming a B757-200 aircraft from a major European airline.
Managing Director of Chevron Aircraft Maintenance, Neil Morris, said: “Chevron Group has embarked upon a 2 year project visiting facilities with similar prospects all over the world. Capable of accommodating wide body aircraft up to B747 size, Glasgow Prestwick Airport was finally approved as the preferred site for the future development of our new MRO facility. The airport offered many key attributes, such as 24/7 365 days operational access, underpinned by a tried and tested infrastructure.
“The airport is in an excellent location at the midway point of the Great Circle Route making it a convenient stop off point for the many aircraft that have existing flight planning over the airport. The facility will enable the Chevron Group to handle a large range of aircraft and we hope that we can offer additional benefits to Glasgow Prestwick’s existing customer base across passenger, cargo, military, executive and general aviation including training through providing them with MRO and supporting services.”