€6m investment and 20 jobs for Shannon

Employment, Technology | Mon 28 Sep | Author – Business & Finance

United Technologies, a company providing high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries, has announced 20 new jobs at a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in Shannon for its UTC Aerospace Systems business as part of a €6m investment.

Shannon Aircraft Motor Works, a unit of UTC Aerospace Systems, will service the next generation of smart probe air data information management systems and sensors for the commercial aircraft market in Europe.

These computers and sensors provide flight critical information to the pilot and autopilot systems to ensure maximum flight safety.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defence industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

Shannon Aircraft Motor Works currently employs 80 people and occupies a facility servicing aircraft electrical power systems for the global market.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the announcement by UTC of 20 new jobs on foot of a €6m investment in its Shannon centre. This is a vote of confidence in the Irish economy and recognises the potential of the Shannon Group as a centre of aviation enterprise and jobs. The creation of such high quality jobs is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs strategy for the regions. This Government will continue the work to grow investment in Ireland and to secure the country’s recovery.”

Bob Butz, vice president, UTC Aerospace Systems, commented: “We are delighted to expand our maintenance capabilities at our Shannon facility. With the support of the IDA, we look forward to growing our business in Ireland and providing more value for our customers.”

Photo: Andrea Graziadio