Ryanair will create 200 highly skilled jobs at its new aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport.
Jobs on offer include licensed engineers, mechanics and support staff, Ryanair said in a statement on Wednesday.
It is Ryanair’s first heavy aircraft maintenance facility in Ireland, with the low-cost airline investing €10m in the 5,220m² site with three slots in Hangar 5, one of 10 fully occupied hangars on the Shannon campus.
The site is leased from the Shannon Group and will help Ryanair support its fleet, which will grow to 600 aircraft by 2026.
Last month the Irish Independent reported that Scottish firm Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance was ready to open a facility at Shannon Airport.
Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance has worked exclusively with Ryanair for a number of years and many of its staff work in Ryanair’s technical office in Dublin.
Neither Ryanair nor Shannon Airport have named the aircraft maintenance partner who will work at the new facility.
Ryanair has operated from Shannon since 1986 and has since flown over 17 million customers to and from the airport.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport – our first heavy maintenance facility in the country,” said Neal McMahon, Ryanair’s Director of Operations.
“This facility will create 200 high quality jobs and demonstrate Ryanair’s continued growth and commitment to Ireland.
“Shannon is an ideal location with opportunities to attract, train and hire local talent to support this new facility.”
Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said the investment was “a vote of confidence” in the airport’s future.
“The resulting jobs and investments are also in line with our strategic plan to increase economic growth and retain skills and talent in the region.
“We have a close relationship with Ryanair as Shannon Airport now serves more Ryanair destinations than in 2019.”
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