Ireland is emerging as a global hub servicing the aerospace and aviation industries, with more than 250 active Irish companies and over 40% of the world’s fleet of leased aircraft owned and managed from Ireland.
Supported by world-class STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and close ties between research and industry, Ireland has strengths in logistical solutions, high-tech machine components, surface treatments and materials. These deliver superior operational performance and increased profitability for customers.
The Irish industry is one of the most technologically advanced, thanks to innovations in RFID solutions, inventory optimisation software, customer and communications automation. AS9100 certification means that companies are trusted by the most exacting customers.
With over 60 Irish companies holding contracts with the European Space Agency, Ireland is also emerging as a hub for space technologies. A new space industry strategy was recently unveiled, which will ensure Irish technology companies’ continued competitiveness in the market.