Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Aer Lingus award Dublin Aerospace 5-year Landing Gear contract

Dublin Aerospace, Ireland’s largest independent Aircraft MRO, have announced today that the company has been awarded a five-year contract by Aer Lingus. Under the terms of the agreement, Dublin Aerospace will be responsible for Overhauling and Repairing the airline’s Landing Gears for their Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Wall stated, “We have a long history of working with Aer Lingus and we are delighted to be awarded this contract. The people at Aer Lingus know, based on our history and expertise that they can rely on our team to maintain their A320 fleet to the best possible standards”.

Dominic Ryan, Director of Maintenance and Engineering for Aer Lingus said, “Aer Lingus has worked with Dublin Aerospace since 2009 because of the quality of their service and look forward to continuing this very positive partnership”

The Landing Gear facility at Dublin Airport has been in place for over 40 years. Since the beginning the skills of machining and process treatments along with landing gear assembly have been passed through the generations. Today Dublin Aerospace specialise in landing gears fitted to the Airbus A32X family aircraft as well as Boeing B737NG’s and Boeing B737 Classics.

Dublin Aerospace has a facility spanning 20,000m2 covering Hangars 1, 4 and 5. They operate a 4 bay base maintenance facility that can handle approximately 70 aircraft per annum, an APU overhaul centre that can handle 400 APU’s a year and a Landing Gear services centre that has capacity for 250 legs annually.

The company announced 50 new jobs back in May following a change in strategy after the UK Brexit vote. The company had originally planned a €40m investment in the UK but is instead hiring 50 full-time staff for its Dublin Airport operation. Dublin Aerospace founder Conor McCarthy said that the company has now offered full-time contracts to 25 people, with an additional 25 full-time staff to be hired in October, bringing total full-time staff numbers at Dublin Aerospace to 290.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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