Aero-zone expands with Shannon as European HQ
US aviation services firm Aero-Zone has established an operation in Shannon, where it's currently sourcing offices to serve as its European HQ.
Based in Arizona, Aero-Zone said it has selected Shannon so it can provide "increased interaction and improved service".
Established in 1994, the company provides parts for commercial airlines, corporate jet fleets and owner-operators.
It said the decision to set up in Ireland is in line with its strategy of housing inventory at diverse locations.
"Aero-Zone has a large customer base within Europe and the Middle East," said Alfredo Dreyfus, founder and president of Aero-Zone. "Having a physical presence in the region means we have an inventory closer to our customers, and allows us to improve what is a leading aircraft-on-ground rapid response programme."
The Irish arm is headed up by Sean O'Brien. He'll be responsible for establishing a team of inventory specialists in Shannon, as well as supporting clients across Europe.
Since it became independent of the Dublin Airport Authority in late 2012, Shannon Airport has been aiming to increase the number of scheduled air services it provides, as well as attracting additional aviation industry operations.