Dublin Aerospace has created more than 100 full-time engineering and support positions in the capital.
Aircraft maintenance provider Dublin Aerospace has revealed that it intends to take on 102 new employees over the next three years.
The intention was announced at a media event at Dublin Airport today, where the firm also expressed its aim to double its turnover by 2023.
At the event, CEO Michael Tyrrell explained that the 48 hires have already been recruited this quarter “with a variety of skillsets, including aircraft engineers, avionics technicians, structures and composite technicians, painters, and aircraft operatives”.
Graduates of the Dublin Aerospace apprenticeship and trainee programmes accepted 17 of these positions. The company offers five different programmes in conjunction with Solas (the agency formerly known as FÁS) and intends to take on approximatively 35 additional employees through these programmes.
An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald, TD, welcomed the development, saying: “It is testament to the vision of the team and the company’s highly skilled and dedicated staff that Dublin Aerospace is growing so confidently.
“The aviation sector is extremely important for Ireland, contributing more than €4bn to the economy, and my department, through Enterprise Ireland, continue to support Dublin Aerospace’s stellar growth.”
In 2009, SR Technics’ Dublin operation closed its doors, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs. Dublin Aerospace was founded around that time by former Ryanair executive Conor McCarthy, who bought most of SR Technics’ assets and set up shop at its former site.
The facility is now 20,000 sq m in size and stretches over Hangars 1, 4 and 5 at Dublin Airport. It can handle approximately 70 aircrafts per annum.
The maintenance, repairs and overhauls service provider primarily focuses on landing gear services, aircraft overhaul and maintenance of auxiliary power units (APUs).
Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO, said: “Dublin Aerospace is a very important service provider to the global aviation industry. Having its base at Dublin Airport is of critical importance, servicing its international client base and delivering high-value jobs to Ireland.”