An aviation maintenance company this week announced it is to immediately create 100 jobs at Exeter Airport.
Exeter Aerospace is hiring aircraft mechanics, engineers and aviation professionals, to be based at the location of the former Flybe Maintenance Services at Exeter Airport.
The firm said its overall aim was to have more than 250 aviation professionals working at at the airport in the next four years.
And the business plans to host aircraft engineering apprenticeships and mechanic traineeship programmes in partnership with the UK Government and Exeter College,
Conor McCarthy, Dublin Aerospace Group chairman and CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have made Exeter the home of our first UK maintenance repair and overhaul centre.
“The availability of the hangars and workshops there, combined with a phenomenal pool of local aviation and engineering talent, makes this a hugely attractive location for us.”
He added: “Already, we have acquired all of the tooling and equipment we require for these aircraft types and have taken possession of the modern and purpose-built Exeter hangars and workshops.
“We are now in the process of applying for UK CAA and EASA – EU Aviation Safety Authority – approvals for Exeter Aerospace and have already commenced hiring our initial group of aerospace engineers and technicians.”
The business said it has plans for six aircraft overhaul bays in addition to a range of support shops and test facilities.[asp_product id=”17531″]