Boeing is building a maintenance base at Gatwick Airport outside London to service aircraft flown by European airlines using the British hub. Irish Builder John Sisk & Son has been named as the preferred bidder to build the hangar that could house two of Boeings biggest aircraft 777x.
The facility will also hold a larger number of smaller aircraft, such as the Boeing 737s used by the likes of Ryanair and its rival Norwegian Air International. Boeing estimated that construction of the hanger would cost around €100 million and create up to 475 jobs.
John Sisk & Son is one of Ireland biggest builders. It made up one third of the consortium that built the M17 Gort-Tuam motorway, and was the lead contractor on the reconstruction of the GAA’s Páirc uí Chaoimh in Cork.