Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonics Avionics) has announced that its Dundalk, Ireland maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, operated by company offshoot Panasonic Technical Services (PTS), has been further expanded and now covers 23,000 ft². The MRO facility, when first opened in 2019 covered just 6,000 ft² and this latest expansion has also seen the site’s workforce triple in size.
PTS provides repairs, line maintenance, spares parts supply, and technical services and training to customers in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and is Part 145, TCAA, FAA and UK CAA approved. PTS expects to induct 1,500 – 2,000 units per month at its Dundalk facility. It will repair the X series and Next IFE systems and Boeing CSS equipment, as well as being its European distribution centre.
The recently expanded Dundalk unit is one of ten PTS locations within Europe. In addition to the Ireland-based repair shop, there are also airport line maintenance stations at Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Madrid, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Rome Fiumicino.
Panasonic Avionics’ investment in the Dundalk facility has been supported by IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) on behalf of the Irish Government.