Manchester-based Chevron Aircraft Maintenance has established a centre for aircraft engineering, maintenance and training at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
The project has helped Chevron deliver a variety of services that it previously had to borrow airline facilities to complete.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport provides a large, custom space for Chevron’s increased line maintenance support operations that include:
- An EASA 145 approved maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) hangar facility
- On-site engine, office and workshop facilities, as well as an EASA Part 147 approved training school
- A freighter conversion programme for the BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
- A state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly aircraft and engine recycling facility for aircraft decommissioning
- A commercial aircraft for care and maintenance programmes contributing to the training and further development of the airport’s talented workforce
Chevron will now join the many international investors who benefit from our competitive business environment, strong skills base and effective support network, which help make Scotland the top performing UK location for inward investment after London.
Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is an ideal location for Chevron because it’s already home to a cluster of key players in the aerospace industry including:
- GE Caledonian
- Spirit Aerosystems
- UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich)
- BAE Systems
- Woodward Aircraft Engineering Systems
At the airport the company will have access to a pool of highly skilled and qualified workers, as well as an established programme of training support provided by local universities and further education colleges.
How we helped
Chevron’s investment in Scotland was supported by a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant of £2 million from our main economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise.
RSA awards provide funding for investment projects that will create or safeguard jobs in Scotland. Chevron's £8.5 million investment will lead to the creation of 82 new jobs in Scotland, including 67 highly specialised and skilled positions. The company expects to increase turnover from £9.6 million in 2016 to £19 million by 2021.
Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International, said: “Chevron will now join the many international investors who benefit from our competitive business environment, strong skills base and effective support network, which help make Scotland the top performing UK location for inward investment after London. We look forward to supporting Chevron’s ambitious growth plans and wish them every success.”
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