Decision on Lufthansa’s future in Shannon ‘due in September’

The company is examining three options for its Shannon base. The first is to restructure its Irish operations, the second is to close down the plant altogether and the third is to sell the business.

Lufthansa Technik is the largest aircraft maintenance and repair business in the world, with operations in the US, Asia and all across Europe. The firm employs over 500 people at its Shannon facility, making it one of the largest employers in the mid-west region.

A decision on the future of Lufthansa Technik’s Shannon operations may be announced by the end of September, sources have said.

The strategic review into the future of the company’s operations in the Clare town are still ongoing and the firm is considering a number of options.

As reported by the Business Post last month, the German aircraft maintenance company is assessing its Shannon operations which could result in the business being sold or closed ...