Dublin Aerospace opens €12m facility in Meath

Aviation maintenance business Dublin Aerospace has opened a new state-of-the-art Landing Gear Facility in Ashbourne, Co Meath.

Specialising in Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 landing gear overhaul and spread across a 70,000 square foot area, there is capacity for up to 350 overhauls per year at this new location.

With four new Electro-Plating Lines, Light and Heavy machine shops, dedicated inspection, and NDT (non-destructive testing) centre, in addition to cleaning and assembly shops, this unit can accomplish all the tasks required for a complete overhaul under the one roof.

“Since its inception, Dublin Aerospace has expanded from a group of just 18 people in Dublin to a team of over 500 across Dublin, Ashbourne, and Exeter, with over 75 of those aerospace professionals based in Ashbourne”

“We started Dublin Aerospace out of adversity; during the 2009 Global Financial Crisis — and we have managed to grow, compete profitably, and succeed ever since,” said Conor McCarthy, CEO and chair of Dublin Aerospace.

“The opening of our new Landing Gear Centre is a true testament to the proficiency of the team, their hard work and their commitment to our customers,” McCarthy said.

Global focus

“Since its inception, Dublin Aerospace has expanded from a group of just 18 people in Dublin to a team of over 500 across Dublin, Ashbourne, and Exeter, with over 75 of those aerospace professionals based in Ashbourne.

“We are operating in a globally competitive sector, where having the right talent, skills, and attitude is crucial. As a home-grown Irish business, we compete on the global stage, and we are truly proud to say we have been successful thanks to the experience, ability, and work ethic of our great team. We pride ourselves as being a learning and training organisation, with over 100 young men and women in training at any time, with ambitious plans to increase this number in the near future,” McCarthy said.

Dublin Aerospace is currently hiring for a number of positions, with roles advertised for electricians, technicians/mechanics, painters, document controllers, production planners, and Health & Safety officers. All roles can be found advertised on the Dublin Aerospace website.

“Enterprise Ireland has supported Dublin Aerospace from its inception, and we are delighted to back the continued expansion of the company, a very important MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) service provider to the global aviation industry,” said Stephen Creanor, executive director of Enterprise Ireland.

“Dublin Aerospace is an incredible success story, servicing its international client base and delivering high value jobs to Ireland.

“Even during the pandemic, when the aviation sector was badly hit, Dublin Aerospace continued to deliver on its ambitions – pushing ahead with the development of its new Landing Gear facility in Meath and establishing Exeter Aerospace in the former Flybe Maintenance Services facility in the UK.

“Enterprise Ireland works closely with Dublin Aerospace to deliver job creation, achieve its growth ambition and grow its international customer base across Europe, the Middle East, the US, Asia, Africa and Russia,” Creanor added.

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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