NI engineering firm lands multi-million US airline deal

  • Dungannon-based Mallaghan Engineering has announced a multi-million dollar contract with Delta Air Lines, one of the USA's major air services.

    The firm will supply bespoke Maintenance Platform Lifts (MPLs) for use at airports across the United States.

    Mallaghan Engineering currently employs over 450 people at its manufacturing facilities in Atlanta and Northern Ireland. An additional 10 members of staff were hired in Atlanta in order to complete the recent Delta Air Lines order.

    The firm's commercial manager, Joe Griffith said that the equipment ensures "maintenance teams can position themselves safely by the aircraft and is suitable for use across a wide range of aircraft, including wide body jets.”

    Parts are manufactured at the firm’s site in Dungannon before being sent and assembled at the company’s Atlanta location.

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    This latest announcement follows the October launch of the Mallaghan 50W, which the company claims is the largest capacity airport bus in the world.

    Mr Griffith continued: “Since the opening of our 50,000 sq. ft. Atlanta site in 2018 we have demonstrated a clear commitment to the local area, and we hope to carry on driving local economic growth well into the future.”

    Joe Santos, the director of TechOps Maintenance at Delta added that the airline "employs over 80,000 people globally with 30,000 in Atlanta alone." He said they are "very pleased" with the new Mallaghan contract as it has allowed Delta to further support the TechOps Maintenance division and their customers.

    Mallaghan Engineering has a further five locations globally.

    Click here for more information about Mallaghan Engineering.

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