Dublin Aerospace (DAL) has opened a new 70,000sq ft landing gear facility in Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland. The facility was officially opened on Oct. 27 by Leo Varadkar, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Tánaiste.
The facility will specialize in Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 landing gear overhaul, and has the capacity to perform up to 350 overhauls per year. Equipped with four new electro-plating lines, light and heavy machine shops, dedicated inspection, and NDT center, he unit can accomplish the tasks required for a complete overhaul under one roof.
The new landing gear and overhaul facility was financed by a €12 million investment supported by the Irish government through its state development agency Enterprise Ireland.
“I know aviation was one of the sectors worst affected by the pandemic. The government has tried to help aviation firms get through it with wage subsidies and rates waivers,” said Varadkar. “Through long-term investment in our airports, we are committed to helping the sector fully recover and thrive again.
“This state-of-the-art landing gear facility will employ 150 people once fully up and running,” Varadkar added. “The €12 million investment by Dublin Aerospace and the government through Enterprise Ireland is a real vote of confidence in what I believe will be a very strong recovery in the industry.”
With more than 25 years of experience in defence publishing, Global Business Press and its industry leading titles Asian Defence Technology, Asian Airlines & Aerospace and Daily News are the leading defence publications in the region, present at more international shows and exhibitions than any other competing publication in the region.