For aviation businesses the location is ideal, with two large business parks directly adjacent to the airport, airside development possibilities and an adjoining large land bank available for further development. It is also highly appealing to executives and employees, set amidst the spectacular scenery of Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast with two vibrant university cities nearby.
Companies locating here have access to a good mix of young, well-educated talent, a highly competitive tax environment and a legislative and regulatory framework specifically geared to the needs of the aviation and aerospace sectors.
A vision by Dr Tony Ryan saw a collaboration between Lufthansa, Swissair and leasing giant GPA to give birth to a modern-day Third party Maintenance Facility in Shannon. Since then, the sector has grown in number and depth of versatility, supported by Shannon Airports' continuous investment in facilities and infrastructure. It is also home to the national apprenticeship programmes Aviation School where dozens of young engineers begin their careers in Aviation each year.
The Shannon region is the birthplace to aircraft leasing with GPA growing the sector from early wetlease operation in the 1970’s. Now home to leasing giant AerCap and many others, the region boasts an ideal location with access to a well educated and experienced workforce with a cluster of financial service companies to support your operation.
Corporate and Business Aviation
Since the early days of GPA, Shannon has positioned itself as an ideal location for transitioning leased aircraft whereby an aircraft changes operator. This has given rise to multiple base maintenance and paint hangars, component repair workshops, aircraft records and airworthiness bureaus, as well as modification design and manufacture. Supported by a wealth of aircraft parts and logistics companies, this community of aviation services gives Shannon the enviable reputation as a place to get things done to deliver reliable, safe aircraft on time, every time.
Shannon Technical Services (CAMO)
Aero Inspection Ireland (P21)
Irish Aviation Authority
Eirtech Aviation (P21, CAMO)
Parc Aviation (CAMO, P21)J&C Aero (CAMO, P21)
Pivotal Corporate ServicesALS Aviation Logistics LimitedInternational Aviation Leasing Trading Association (IALTA)