Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Rathcoole, Co Dublin
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.16 - Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2014, Case number: 16

411 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 December 2013
Employment effect (start)
20 December 2013
Foreseen end date


Lufthansa Technik is to close its aero maintenance facility in Dublin, Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI), with the loss of 411 jobs. As reported, the company and unions involved attended an emergency Labour Court hearing - on the same day of the closure announcement - to discuss redundancy terms.

As announced, the plant has been in operation since 1980, but has experienced lately declining business and less international market opportunities.

The timeline is yet to be announced. According to media reports, the closure will take place by the end of June 2014 or sooner.

As reported, Ireland has applied for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).


  • 20 December 2013: Irish Independent
  • 20 December 2013: RTE
  • 20 December 2013: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2013), Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland, Closure in Ireland, factsheet number 76394, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76394.