Tyrone engineering company wins contract with Delta Air Lines

Family-owned Mallaghan makes airport ground-support equipment

The Dungannon-headquartered business has won a “multimillion pound” order to supply maintenance platform lifts. Photograph: iStock

The Dungannon-headquartered business has won a “multimillion pound” order to supply maintenance platform lifts. Photograph: iStock

 

Mallaghan Engineering, a Co Tyrone company that manufactures airport ground-support equipment, has won a major new contract with Delta Air Lines.

The Dungannon-headquartered family-owned business has won a “multimillion pound” order from Delta Air Lines to supply maintenance platform lifts for use at airports across the US.

The equipment will enable Delta’s maintenance teams to carry out essential work on key aircraft areas.

According to Mallaghan Engineering, which employs more than 450 people, the maintenance platform lifts will be manufactured at its facility in Dungannon, but the equipment will be assembled on location at its other major manufacturing site in Atlanta.

The Tyrone company has recruited an additional 10 people to its Atlanta team as a result of winning the Delta Air Lines order.

Joe Griffith, commercial manager with Mallaghan said:“Our latest partnership with Delta Air Lines represents the next stage in our US expansion plan.”

Separately, a start-up engineering company is planning to invest £2.8 million (€3.3m) in a new commercial vehicle business in the North.

MAW Engineering plans to create 46 jobs at a purpose-built 57,000sq ft facility in Toome, Co Antrim, that will focus on manufacturing and assembling trailers and vehicle bodies. 

The project has been backed by £322,000 of financial support from Invest Northern Ireland.