On the 25th of November 2016, Gatwick Airport announced that it has appointed three new executives of the airport. Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure, technology and efficiency improvements.

Further to this new addition to Gatwick’s executive team, current Chief Operating Officer Scott Stanley has been appointed Chief Development Officer to ensure that the airport’s new suite of development projects fits with the operational needs of the business.

Ray Melee has been appointed Chief Construction Officer and will ensure the timely and cost effective delivery of Gatwick’s ambitious £1.2billion ($1.49 billion) Capital Investment Program.

Gatwick Airport and Boeing announced they have entered into exclusive discussions to build a commercial aviation maintenance hangar at the airport. The proposed facility is subject to local authority planning permission and will add engineering capacity to support the Gatwick airline community’s immediate operational needs.

Gatwick Chief Executive Officer Stewart Wingate said: “Today’s appointments demonstrate Gatwick’s ongoing commitment to develop and grow and provide our passengers with the very best airport facilities and service possible.”