Ryanair Announces New €40 Million Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Dublin
Ryanair will expand their maintenance facility at Dublin Airport with the construction of a new state-of-the-art four bay hangar. The expansion represents a €40 million investment and will create 200 new engineer and mechanic jobs.
On Monday (April 17, 2023), Ryanair announced an expansion of their Dublin Airport aircraft maintenance facility with the addition of a new €40 million state-of-the-art four bay hangar. The expansion is expected to create 200 new highly paid and skilled jobs for mechanics and engineers. The 120,000 square-foot hangar will be one of the most environmentally friendly hangars in the EU with gas absorption heat pumps reducing energy consumption by up to 35 percent. The hangar will facilitate line and heavy maintenance of Ryanair’s fleet at Dublin Airport, as the carrier grows their fleet to 600 aircraft with the delivery of more efficient Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft. These MAX airplanes can accommodate four percent more guests, while delivering a 16 percent reduction in fuel consumption and a 40 percent smaller noise footprint, compared to previous generation models.
In Monday’s announcement, Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, said,
“As Ireland’s No.1 airline, we are delighted to announce our plans to invest a further €40 million in Dublin which will see significant expansion of our Dublin maintenance base and will create a further 200 highly paid jobs for engineers and mechanics. This facility will be state of the art and one of the most environmentally friendly hangars in Europe and will facilitate the maintenance of our growing fleet. Ryanair is the ‘go-to’ airline for highly skilled engineering jobs with our industry leading rosters for engineers and the opportunity to work with the biggest operator of Boeing 737s in Europe. We are pleased to announce the expansion of Ryanair maintenance in Ireland as Ryanair continues to grow to over 600 aircraft and 225 million passengers by 2026.”
Ryanair Holdings, plc is Europe’s largest airline conglomerate and the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC. The airline carries over 150 million passengers annually with more than 2,500 daily departures. Ryanair serves over 200 destinations in 40 countries with a fleet of over 500 aircraft including Boeing 737NGs, Boeing 737-8200 Gamechangers and Airbus A320s with Lauda. Currently, the low-cost carrier has nearly 150 Boeing 737-8200s on order, and will grow their fleet to 600+ aircraft by 2026. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for nearly 40 years and prides itself on being “Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group,” promising customers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50%, versus the “Big 4 EU major airlines.” The company continues to grow across Europe and plans on carrying 225 million passengers annually by 2026.