Aircraft firm set to create 150 jobs

AN aircraft maintenance firm has announced 150 jobs at Dublin Airport.

Dublin Aerospace plans to fill the positions over the next two years, with 45 jobs to be created immediately.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who opened Dublin Aerospace’s new €4.5 million landing gear centre yesterday, said the Government’s priority is to restore economic growth and protect and create jobs. He added: “Dublin Aerospace has shown in a short space of time, through innovation and fresh thinking, Irish companies can build a reputation for excellence at home and abroad.”

The firm was set up two years ago when SR Technics pulled out of Dublin Airport with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs.

Its expansion will double its peak-time workforce and its capacity to overhaul landing gears for Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s. Dublin Aerospace founder Conor McCarthy said there has been a tradition of high-quality aircraft maintenance skills at Dublin Airport for over 70 years.

Mr McCarthy said: “The international aerospace maintenance business has always relied on the highest standards of quality and safety but over the past 10 years it has also become a hugely competitive battleground.”


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