Published on April 2nd, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Atlantic Aviation Marks Formal Integration of Lufthansa Technik
The Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group has marked the formal integration of the operations of the former Lufthansa Technik facility in Shannon, Co. Clare. The move sees Atlantic’s workforce increase by nearly 70%, with more than 300 workers joining the existing staff of 436 based in both Shannon and the UK. Atlantic announced that it had acquired the Lufthansa Technik Shannon business from the company’s German parent Lufthansa Technik (AG) in October 2021. The acquisition follows Atlantic’s acquisition of the FlyBe Aviation Services business at Brize Norton in June 2020, positioning Atlantic as one of the largest MRO companies in Europe. The integration of the new business was formalised following the granting of EASA Part 145 approval from the Irish Aviation Authority – which allows Atlantic to conduct maintenance on aircraft under new ownership.
Commenting on the announcement, Atlantic Aviation Group Chief Executive Shane O’Neill said, “This is a landmark day in the history of AAG and Irish aviation. We’re proud to be expanding our offering, both to the local community in terms of the numbers that we’re employing here in Shannon and to our customers through the addition of another 300 highly-skilled staff. The process of integrating this business into our company has been a remarkable success and we’re excited about the bright future our staff’s collective talents will no doubt bring about.”
Also commenting was Atlantic’s Executive Chairman Patrick Jordan who said, “Today is a proud, exciting and joyful day for AAG as we look to the future and cementing our position as one of the world’s very best aviation solutions companies. In welcoming our new colleagues, we have some of the finest people and skills and the ambition to be the best.”