Dublin Aerospace, Ireland’s largest independent aircraft maintenance provider, has announced that it will be creating 150 new jobs over the next three years. Supported by Enterprise Ireland, the significant expansion of Dublin Aerospace’s workforce is part of the company’s strategy to double its turnover by 2023.

“Since our start-up in 2009 with just 18 staff, our annual turnover has risen from €7million to €46m last year and we have been profitable since our second year in operation.” said Conor McCarthy, Executive Chairman of Dublin Aerospace. “Last year saw further increases in turnover for all three business units; Aircraft Overhaul, Landing Gear and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Services. This solid underlying business performance has given us the confidence to create another 150full time, permanent engineering and support roles in our Dublin operation.”

Welcoming the announcement An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said “I am delighted to join Michael Tyrrell and his team at Dublin Aerospace for the announcement of 150 high-value engineering and technician jobs. 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. Their renowned Aviation Apprenticeship & Trainee programmes ensure that they are delivering the highest standards to their customers, some of whom are the biggest airlines and aircraft leasing companies in the world. The aviation sector is extremely important for Ireland, contributing more than €4 billion to the economy and my Department, through Enterprise Ireland, continue to support Dublin Aerospace’s stellar growth.”

Michael Tyrrell, Dublin Aerospace CEO said “This quarter we have just hired the first 48 of 150 additional team members with a variety of skill sets including Aircraft Engineers, Avionics Technicians, Structures & Composite Technicians, Painters and Aircraft Operatives. 17 of these positions were taken up by graduates of the Dublin Aerospace Apprenticeship & Trainee Programmes. We offer five types of such Programmes in conjunction with SOLAS, the Irish National Training Agency, with over 100 young men and women currently in training. In 2017/18 we expect to hire approximately 35 graduates from our apprenticeship and trainee programmes.”

“We attribute our success to our dedicated and flexible teams of professionals. As a highly-skilled industry where experience is key, we need to maintain these standards as we grow. Therefore I am pleased to announce that we will have two more intakes of similar size in 2018 and 2019, creating 150 more jobs in total.” added Michael Tyrrell.

Dublin Aerospace Ltd was established in 2009 with the assistance of an Enterprise Ireland investment. Since then Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with the company to achieve its global ambition, amassing a global client base stretching from Asia to America.

Commenting on today’s announcement, 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. 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, Africa and Russia. Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for the company and cements Dublin Aerospace’s future success and anchorage in Dublin.”