Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Europe Ltd. formally opens in the UK
FRIMLEY, UNITED KINGDOM, 29 January 2016 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that its European maintenance and engineering facility in Frimley, Surrey, is fully operational. Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Europe Ltd. (BCASEL) is strategically located in the United Kingdom to support airline customers in the UK, Europe and beyond. Boeing employs more than 100 people on the site.
Customers contract with BCASEL to receive services from Boeing’s GoldCare, such as managing an airline’s maintenance programme and material solutions, including spare parts planning, ordering and supplier management. GoldCare improves efficiency and reduces costs for airlines through Boeing’s extensive knowledge base and a carefully selected global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul providers.
BCASEL adds to Boeing’s worldwide infrastructure to provide world-class customer support when and where it is needed.
“As Boeing continues its growth story in the UK, hiring on average a new person every day in this country, it is another important step to formally launch our aviation services business here and to recognise the team working at Frimley,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president Boeing UK and Ireland.
Boeing employs 2,000 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and the company is experiencing solid organic growth. In 2013 Boeing celebrated 75 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners. Boeing’s expenditure with the UK aerospace industry in 2014 was £1.4 billion ($2.2 billion) and the company’s activities worldwide support more than 60,000 UK jobs, in the process enhancing skills, facilitating exports and generating intellectual property. Follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.