Ryanair has opened a brand new heavy maintenance facility at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland.
As well as the investment, the facility is also creating 200 highly-skilled jobs including aircraft engineers and support staff.
Ryanair Director of Operations, Neal McMahon, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport – our first heavy maintenance facility in the country. This facility will create 200 high-skill jobs, demonstrating Ryanair’s continued growth & commitment to Ireland.
Ryanair creates opportunities for highly skilled engineering jobs, with our industry leading rosters and the youngest fleet in Europe. Shannon is an ideal location with opportunities to attract, train and employ local talent to support this new facility.
This state-of-the-art 3-bay facility represents a significant €10 million investment and will support the maintenance of Ryanair’s fleet as it grows to 600 aircraft by 2026.”
Ryanair has had a presence at Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN) since 1986 and opened its base there in 2005.
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