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Our state-of-the-art Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility at London Gatwick was completed in 2019 with a £100 million investment. As well as providing heavy maintenance and essential MRO work, in 2022 we launched a Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) line there, turning 737-800 commercial aircraft into freighters to support the strong demand for air cargo. More than 130 people work at the facility.

What is a freighter conversion?

A freighter conversion involves replacing the passenger cabin with an interior capable of carrying cargo, as well as adding a large cargo door. Required scheduled maintenance checks are also completed alongside the modification.

We forecast 1,720 freighter conversions will be needed over the next 20 years to meet demand. Of those, 1,200 will be standard-body conversions, with nearly 20 percent of that demand coming from European carriers.

Find out more about our Gatwick hangar.

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Gatwick Training Campus

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The MRO facility is located near our Gatwick Training Campus, a 4,900 square metre site where an additional 100 Boeing employees and nine full flight simulators are based, making it the company’s largest combined training centre outside the United States.

Flight training can be conducted on the following aircraft:


  • 787-8 x 3
  • 787-9
  • 777-300ER/200ER
  • 737-700W/800W/800W-SFP
  • 737-8
  • 787-8 (FTP) x2
  • 757/767 VPT
  • 737NG VPT
  • 737-8 (FTP) x2