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Published on December 19th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer

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Ryanair Open New Maintenance Hangar in Seville

This week Ryanair opened its newly expanded maintenance facility at Seville Airport, creating 250 high-skilled jobs, including licensed engineers, mechanics and support staff – bringing Ryanair’s local headcount to 500 by 2023.

Ryanair has invested over €30 million in the 5-bay maintenance facility since it first opened in 2019. The Seville Line Maintenance will maintain a large portion of Ryanair’s fleet of aircraft, which will grow to 600 aircraft by 2026. With over 2,500 engineers across Europe, Ryanair Line Maintenance Engineering is responsible for all aircraft maintenance activities for the Ryanair Group of airlines.

Ryanair has carried over 22 million customers to/from Seville since its operations began in 2003 and has played a vital role in Seville and Andalucía’s traffic and tourism recovery post C-19. Ryanair has also announced its full S’22 schedule from/to the Seville-San Pablo airport, delivering 53 routes, including 7 new summer routes to/from Agadir, Billund, Frankfurt, Oujda, Tenerife, Tétouan, Turin, further supporting the recovery of the tourism industry and enhancing the region’s connectivity.

Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson said:  “As the largest airline in Spain, Ryanair is delighted to open its expanded maintenance centre in Seville, which brings its total investment to €30m and 500 jobs, underlining Ryanair’s ongoing commitment to Spain and the Andalucía region. This state-of-the-art facility is a world class environmentally friendly facility as Ryanair continue to lower CO2 emissions as Europe’s greenest airline.

Ryanair creates opportunities for highly skilled engineering jobs, with our industry leading rosters and the youngest fleet in Europe. Seville is an ideal location with endless opportunities to attract, train and employ local talent to support this facility.

With this state-of-art facility and 4 based aircraft for S22 delivering 53 routes to 13 countries, Ryanair is supporting and positioning Seville for a strong recovery, and we look forward to further growing local tourism, traffic and jobs”.

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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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