LONDON – Irish company Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS) is expanding its business and facility in response to growing market demand.
With a new building in Shannon’s Free Zone covering 2,000 square meters and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the company is increasing its capacity.
It will offer new products for CFM56 and V2500 turbine engines powering Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft.
Operations are set to commence in the new facility in the first quarter of 2023, offering new highly skilled jobs to the mid-west region of Ireland.
“This is a very special milestone for Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon that is celebrating its 30 years in operations in Ireland,” says Michael Malewski, CEO and Managing Director of LTTS.
“We are delighted to add a manufacturing operation to the Shannon Aviation Services Cluster. The region has been home to Lufthansa Technik MRO activities since the 1990’s and it’s great to contribute to its expansion.”
“With this commitment into a promising business segment we aim at enhancing value for our growing list of customers.”
Job development since pandemic
After experiencing a sharp fall of activity during the Covid-19 crisis, LTTS has already created in excess of 100 jobs. The expansion will enable the company to grow in products for which there is strong demand in the foreseeable future.
Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS) is a member of the EPAR Network (Engine Parts and Accessories Repair) within the Lufthansa Technik group, which is the leading independent provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft and engines.
As a member of the EPAR network it specializes in the repair of components for both high pressure and low-pressure turbines for CFMI, IAE, and GE aircraft engines.
The core competency from LTTS is the repair of shrouds and vanes for high and low-pressure turbines, with a focus on CFM56 series and GE CF6-80 engines. In parallel it also works on joint new repair development with the engine OEMs.
The operation operates under approvals of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The company was originally founded in 1992, today employs a staff of more than 250 people and has some 8,000 square meters of floor space available at its existing site in Shannon Smithtown.