Airports International - Tara Craig

Aviation services and technology firm Draken Europe is to begin work on its new hangar at Teesside Airport after plans were given the green light.

The company currently maintains a fleet of five specially modified Dassault Falcon jets at its base at the airport, and recently took delivery of its first Alca L-159E “Honey Badger” advanced combat jets as part of a new contract.

Draken Europe will now build a second state-of-the-art hangar measuring almost 5,000sq ft alongside its existing facility, to house the aircraft and support the critical role the firm plays in training combat pilots from the Royal Air Force, United States Air Force, and other NATO member states.

The move will create up to 30 new jobs, the first of which were advertised in April.

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