Press Release 25 Sep 2015

Shannon, IRELAND – 25 September, 2015 United Technologies Corp., a company providing high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries, is set to announce the addition of 20 new jobs at a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in Shannon for its UTC Aerospace Systems business as part of a €6m investment.

Shannon Aircraft Motor Works, a unit of UTC Aerospace Systems, will service the next generation of Smart Probe Air Data Information Management Systems and sensors for the commercial aircraft market in Europe.

These highly sophisticated computers and sensors provide flight critical information to the pilot and auto-pilot systems on speed, altitude, temperature, pitch and angle, etc., to ensure maximum flight safety. This project has been supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

Shannon Aircraft Motor Works currently employs 80 people and occupies a 28,000-square-foot facility servicing aircraft electrical power systems for the global market.

This announcement follows on another recent investment from United Technologies Corp. with the expansion of its major research facility, United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited, in Cork, to develop cyber-physical systems for the global aerospace market.
 
Making the announcement from United Technologies Corp.’s Connecticut headquarters, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, said:  “I'm delighted to welcome the announcement by UTC of 20 new jobs on foot of a €6 million investment in its Shannon centre.  This is a vote of confidence in the Irish economy and recognises the potential of the Shannon Group as a centre of aviation enterprise and jobs.  The creation of such high quality jobs is a key part of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs strategy for the regions.  This Government will continue the work to grow investment in Ireland and to secure the country's recovery."
 
Bob Butz, Vice President, Worldwide Repair of UTC Aerospace Systems, said: “We are delighted to expand our maintenance capabilities at our Shannon facility. With the support of the IDA, we look forward to growing our business in Ireland and providing more value for our customers.”
 

We are delighted to expand our maintenance capabilities at our Shannon facility. With the support of the IDA, we look forward to growing our business in Ireland and providing more value for our customers.

Bob Butz, Vice President, Worldwide Repair of UTC Aerospace Systems
 


Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said: “This is a further great boost for our regional jobs strategy. UTC is a great company and today’s announcement that it is creating an additional 20 jobs in Shannon is great news. I wish Bob and the team every success”.

Welcoming today’s announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, said: “We are constantly working with companies to make them aware of the opportunities for investment across the country. United Technologies is a global leader in technology for the aerospace and building industries. These are exactly the sort of high-quality jobs that we aim to attract to Ireland.”

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

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