As demand for its airport ground support equipment develops as global air travel resumes, a County Tyrone manufacturing company has created 40 new jobs.
Mallaghan said it has seen an increase in orders for airport buses, fire rescue stairs, catering trucks, de-icers, passenger stairs, and maintenance platform lifts from major airlines across the world.
The move will increase the company’s personnel by 15%, with positions including welders, fitters, and spray painters, among others.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on aviation but finally, we are seeing the green shoots of recovery with demand for air travel on the up,” Company Director, Niall Mallaghan said. “This increase in demand is reflected by an uplift in orders for Mallaghan products which has opened up opportunities for up to 40 positions at our Dungannon site as we deliver product to major airlines and airports right across the world.“
Aer Lingus, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Menzies Aviation, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, SAS, and Swissport are among the company’s clients, which include Aer Lingus, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Menzies Aviation, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, SAS, and Swissport.
In response to customer demand for more efficient and low-carbon technology, the business said it is striving to electrify much of its airport equipment.
“This is a very exciting time for the company as we further develop our i-tec range that will have a direct impact on reducing carbon emissions within aviation,” Mr Mallaghan said. “Innovation has always driven all we do at Mallaghan and we are so proud to be playing such a critical role in reshaping the industry as it strives to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We are very much looking forward to welcoming talented new members to the team who will be instrumental in the ongoing development and future success of our i-tec portfolio.”