SHANNON, Ireland - Jetpower Aircraft Materials, a top U.S. aircraft materials company has said that it will establish a European base at the Shannon Free Zone Business Park in Clare.
As part of the expansion plans, Jetpower Aircraft Materials said that it will create 25 jobs in the process.
The company has said that it will expand consignment and service support for its large, Ireland-based leasing company customers, such as AerCap, from its Shannon facility.
Jetpower added that it will also continue growing its European aircraft materials business as part of the expansion.
Jetpower, which has a diverse engine and airframe product base and global experience which enables them to provide their customer base with a quick and thorough response, using creative personalised solutions throughout the supply chain.
Jetpower has been assisted by Shannon Commercial Properties, the property arm of Shannon Group plc, to secure a 25,000 sq ft premises at Shannon Free Zone, West.
The company said that the facility provides warehousing and storage for engine parts which will then be transported to Europe and globally via Shannon Airport.
The expansion comes as the latest addition to the aerospace cluster at the Shannon Free Zone, where 50 aviation companies employ over 2,500 people between them.
Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Shannon Commercial Properties, welcomed Jetpower to the 600 acre business park and said that aircraft materials companies remain a significant growth area in the aviation Industry.
He said, “We’re delighted to welcome a global company such as Jetpower as part of our growing aviation cluster at the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC). The company’s decision to locate here further confirms Shannon as a leading hub for the industry. Our flexibility is a big part of our success; in this case, Shannon Commercial Properties was able to offer Jetpower a property solution that matches their growth strategy.”
Meanwhile, Michele Viani, Head of Business Development for Jetpower said, “We are very pleased to join Shannon’s aviation cluster. It is part of the Jetpower strategy to locate our operations in aviation hubs that match our customer locations and provide tremendous growth opportunities. Many of our leasing customers are located in Ireland and our new Shannon location amplifies the services and solutions that we can offer to them.”
Further, Aaron Neff, Chief Executive Officer of the company said, “It is a pleasure for us to be part of a cluster that we believe will contribute greatly to the global aviation environment. Aviation is a highly specialised industry sector, and while we are starting with four employees for 2017, we plan to build this to 25 employees by the end of 2019.”