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Emerald Airlines Launches Inaugural Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship

Emerald Airlines has today announced the launch of their inaugural Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship. The program will be carried out in partnership with SOLAS, Ireland’s Further Education & Training Authority, and Technological University Dublin.


Emerald Airlines ATR 72-600 - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

On Tuesday (April 11, 2023), Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network, announced the launch of their inaugural Aircraft and Maintenance Apprenticeship. The carrier is seeking six candidates for this year’s program, and applications are now open through April 28, 2023. The apprenticeship program is carried out in collaboration with SOLAS, Ireland’s Further Education and Training Authority, along with Technological University Dublin. With combined classroom learning and hands-on experience, those who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be considered for full-time positions with Emerald Airlines.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Emerald Airlines’ Line Maintenance Manager, John Redmond, said,


“We are delighted to be officially launching our Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship. This programme would be of particular interest to those interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry, more specifically within Engineering and Maintenance departments. We are thrilled to be providing a select number of candidates with an unmissable opportunity at Ireland’s newest regional airline.


Emerald Airlines' Apprenticeship Program Requirements and Application Process - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

“Throughout your time as an Emerald Airlines apprentice, successful candidates will complete academic studies at both Shannon Aviation School & TUD, while also gaining practical work experience at the Emerald Airlines Hangar Facilities. This will include servicing and testing systems, troubleshooting defects, replacing components. We look forward to guiding successful candidates through our apprenticeship, providing experienced industry mentors to support them throughout their journey.”


Emerald Airlines Apprentices will primarily be working on a fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft and will get to be part of a dynamic team providing MRO services for the turboprop aircraft. The ATR 72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft and delivers unmatched environmental and economic performance. The aircraft emits up to 40 percent less CO2 emissions on these short, regional flights, compared to similar capacity regional jets.


Dublin-based Emerald Airlines is Ireland’s newest regional carrier and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network. The airline offers a range of solutions including, franchise, wet-lease and private charter flying. Emerald Airlines’ dedicated team of aviation specialists provide customers with customized fleet solutions. Emerald Airlines currently operates Aer Lingus Regional flights from both Dublin and Belfast City airports with over 540 weekly flights on 20 routes to and from 16 airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Newquay and others. By summer 2023, the carrier will operate over 580 weekly flights across 25 routes.



Source: Emerald Airlines/Planeconsult

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