Enterprise Ireland visit to International Paris Air Show

International Paris Air Show

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The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, is  leading an Enterprise Ireland delegation to the 51st International Paris Air Show.

Worth over €4.1bn to the Irish economy, Ireland’s aerospace and aviation industry is soaring to new heights. Irish lessors manage €80bn in assets worldwide and there are more than 250 companies involved in the aerospace, aviation and space sectors in Ireland, providing employment for around 42,000 full-time workers.

That number is set to grow further, as Dublin Aerospace, Ireland’s largest independent aircraft maintenance provider, has announced that it will create 150 new jobs over the next three years. Supported by Enterprise Ireland, the expansion of Dublin Aerospace’s workforce is part of the company’s strategy to double its turnover by 2023.

Minister Sherlock said: “This visit demonstrates the support of Government for Irish enterprises seeking to grow their international sales and enhance their presence in the French market. It takes place in the context of a broader Enterprise Ireland strategy for international engagement in the aviation and aerospace area.

The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association that will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations.

Mann Engineering produces industry-specific caddies for airport zones and logistics professionals will be participating in the International Paris Air Show.