New aviation company for Shannon

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 by Bernie English

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SHANNON got a further boost this week with the announcement that a leading worldwide private aircraft charter operator is establishing a base there.

 

Athens-based GainJet Aviation has begun the process of establishing its new Irish operation within Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).

The company said it choose Shannon over other European locations because “similar to Athens, it is a European base that is strategically located and connects continents. Moreover, Shannon has become a major aviation hub for leasing companies and for Atlantic crossing traffic”.

 

GainJet Ireland will base three aircraft at the mid-west airport including a medevac/air ambulance and expects to begin operations early next year.

IASC Managing Director Mr. Patrick Edmond said: “Shannon is putting a particular focus on the area of business and corporate aviation, and a commitment such as this by a leading player such as GainJet is a vote of confidence in the aviation ecosystem developed here over decades and reaffirms Shannon’s attractiveness for aerospace and aviation related activity.”

 

The International Aviation Services Centre, IASC, is the business unit within Shannon Group plc tasked with building on the established aviation cluster at Shannon.

 

IASC helps existing aerospace firms develop their business, as well as working alongside IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland to bring new companies to Shannon.