Mayo County Council has granted planning permission to an aviation company for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at Ireland West Airport Knock.

Eirtrade Aviation Ireland Ltd has been operating from an existing hangar facility at the airport for the past 10 years, and is seeking to expand the scale and scope of its services.

Last December, the company submitted a planning application for the  development at Knock Airport Business Park.

This will consist of the construction of an aircraft hangar, adjacent aircraft storage area, a new vehicular access road and parking.

The company provides specialist End of Life Engine and Aircraft solution services, and works with some of the world's leading airlines and leasing companies in providing aircraft disassembly services.

The new hangar will have the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types, up to an Airbus A380 - the largest passenger plane in the world.

Mayo County Council has now granted conditional planning permission for the development.

Eirtrade Aviation previously said the project would support up to 110 jobs during the construction phase, and a further 100 jobs when operational, and would also create a significant aviation hub at Ireland West Airport Knock.




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