Recruitment firm CAE Parc Aviation is to hire 80 new staff in Ireland in both Shannon and its new Dublin office.
Estimated to be worth up to €4bn and employing 40,000 people, the aviation sector is a major contributor to the Irish economy, with many of the largest aircraft leasing firms based here.
Now undergoing its own expansion, recruitment firm CAE Parc Aviation has announced it is to create 80 jobs across the country in Shannon and its new, larger Dublin office.
By the end of this year, the company hopes to fill 30 of these roles.
CAE Parc Aviation said that the jobs will be created over the next three years, targeted at consultants to service pilot recruitment as well as aviation engineers working within the aircraft leasing industry.
Headquartered in Dublin and with offices in Shannon, Dallas, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh, the aviation industry recruiter employs 100 staff, with its parent company, CAE, employing 8,000 worldwide.
Frank Collins, managing director of CAE Parc Aviation, said: “Airlines around the globe are hiring pilots and other aviation professionals to enable them to grow.
“Our success in recruiting pilots to new and existing customers has resulted in us outgrowing our home of 35 years and moving [to] these modern new premises.”
A lucrative sector
Commenting at the official opening of the company’s new office in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, said: “CAE Parc Aviation has had a very active relationship with Enterprise Ireland’s overseas office network over the years, participating in several international trade events.
“The Asia Pacific market is currently the fastest-growing aviation market, with the global share of passenger traffic currently at 31pc and likely to increase to 42pc by 2034 – this is a key region for CAE Parc Aviation.”
Enterprise Ireland has been particularly active in its attempts to boost Ireland’s aviation industry, having visited the Farnborough International Airshow last year to try and lure billions of euro worth of aerospace business to Ireland.