Ryanair has announced plans for the construction of a new state-of-the-art four bay hangar at its Dublin Airport aircraft maintenance facility.

The €40m investment will create more than 200 new highly paid and high skilled jobs for engineers and mechanics, the Irish airline said.

According to Ryanair, the new 120,000sq foot hangar will be one of the most environmentally friendly hangars in the EU, with gas absorption heat pumps reducing energy use by up to 35%. The hangar will facilitate the heavy and line maintenance of Ryanair’s fleet at Dublin Airport as it grows to 600 aircraft with the delivery of more efficient new technology 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft, which carry 4% more passengers while burning 16% less fuel and emitting 40% less noise.

Construction of the new facility will commence in Q4 of 2023, with aircraft maintenance operations planned to start in Q2 2025.

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