Jobs for Shannon Free Zone as aviation company announces expansion

Aidan O'Leary, Alan Dunne, John Drysdale, Ray O’Driscoll, Rita Meehan and Mark Robertson at the announcement Picture: Arthur Ellis

Aidan O'Leary, Alan Dunne, John Drysdale, Ray O’Driscoll, Rita Meehan and Mark Robertson at the announcement Picture: Arthur Ellis

A NEWLY merged aviation company has announced an expansion at the Shannon Free Zone that will double its workforce.

The newly merged aviation company STS UJet has announced the creation of 28 jobs at its Shannon operation over the next two years.

The aircraft interior modification and refurbishment specialist, previously trading as indigenous Irish company UJet Group, has announced that it is expanding its business operation and establishing a European Hub at Shannon Free Zone following a merger with US company STS Component Solutions.

STS Component Solutions is a division of STS Aviation Group, which currently offer materials management, engineering services, technical support, original equipment manufacturer distribution, and supply chain management solutions to the aerospace industry based in Florida.

The company will now offer its growing global customer base robust Aircraft Interior refurbishment and modification services including, full cabin reconfiguration, aircraft seats and support services under the newly formed brand, STS UJet.

STS UJet president Mark Robertson said: “We are delighted to be expanding our operation to Shannon Free Zone. Our new facilities provide us with the space to grow and expand into the future. Within two years we expect to more than double our workforce to 50 people, which currently stands at 22 people.

“Our customers currently include 15 of the world’s top aviation leasing companies among them AerCap, Avalon, Dubai Aerospace, BBAM and airlines such as TUI fly and Globus operating for S7 Airlines. As the region’s premier FAA/EASA 145 approved aircraft interior repair shop we are looking forward to offering our existing and new customers an extended range of new services through our parent company STS Group,” he added.

STS Ujet will join the growing cluster of 60 aviation companies based at Shannon Free Zone which employ over 2,600 people. The company has secured its property requirements from Shannon Commercial Properties and Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, said the company was “delighted to have been able to provide the property solutions that STS UJet needs to grow.

“The company are taking newly refurbished facilities totalling 38,000 sq ft in Shannon Free Zone.  In expanding the component repair capability of the Aviation Cluster at Shannon, STS UJet is greatly enhancing the versatility of the International Aviation Services Centre.”