Workforce at Irish aircraft refurbishment company to more than double

UJet has merged with US company STS Component Solutions to expand its operation

Aircraft refurbishment specialist UJet has merged with a US company and plans to create 28 jobs in Shannon over the next two years. Photograph: iStock

An Irish aircraft refurbishment specialist has merged with a US company to expand its business operation near Shannon Airport.

The company that previously traded as UJet plans to create 28 jobs over the next two years at its Co Clare operation, located ten minutes from Shannon Airport.

Following the merger with US company STS Component Solutions, the newly formed STS UJet will join the growing cluster of 60 aviation companies based at the “Shannon free zone” (SFZ) which employ over 2,600 people.

“We are delighted to be expanding our operation to Shannon Free Zone. Our new facilities provide us with the space to grow and expand into the future.


"Within two years we expect to more than double our workforce to 50 people, which currently stands at 22 people," said Mark Robertson, president of STS UJet.

The company which also does aircraft interior modification has taken newly refurbished facilities totalling 38,000sq ft in the SFZ, an area which is in the process of a €40 million investment programme due for completion at the end of this year.

Established in September 2015 by three former employees of Atlantic Aviation Group, UJet customers include aircraft lessors AerCap, Avolon and BBAM.

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in business