Heavy Maintenance

Heavy Maintenance

Work on one of the youngest fleets in the industry.

We are hiring the best talent for our engineering teams.

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Heavy Maintenance is a continuous programme of maintenance tasks and inspections carried out on our aircraft.

The maintenance intervals for each aircraft are controlled by calendar time or flying hours/cycles. The time committed to these maintenance tasks can vary from a few hours to a few weeks.

Ryanair’s heavy maintenance programme is one of the most efficient in the world.

Prestwick

5 bay hangar – up to 20 year check & FLS9-2

Kaunas

2 bay hangar – Up to 14 year check

Wroclaw

2 bay hangar – Up to 11 year check

Seville

2 bay hangar – Up to 3 year checks

Maintenance is carried out in four of our bases across Europe:

  • Prestwick, UK
  • Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Wroclaw, Poland
  • Seville, Spain

During the months from June to August all of our aircraft are fully utilized with flying, so this is the busiest period. As a result, we do not want our aircraft on the ground during this time for any longer than they need to be. This means that we try to operate our heavy maintenance season for the remaining 9 months during the quieter time from September to May.

Heavy Maintenance carry out 2 – 20 year checks on our aircraft.

During heavy maintenance, checks are carried out on all areas of the aircraft.

The 4 general zones that are maintained include the cabin & avionics, wings & engines, tail and fuselage. The level of detail required for these checks varies depending on the check type. These checks are routine and are carried out at different intervals. An ‘A’ check is performed every 6,000 flying hours up to an 8 year check which is carried out every 8 years.

As part of heavy maintenance we provide a variety of training programmes to suit a candidates experience from the beginning.

These training programmes include an apprenticeship scheme for individuals with little or no experience to begin their career within the aircraft engineering world, with new candidates coming in every year. As an apprentice with us you will learn everything about maintaining aircraft and can become a mechanic once your apprenticeship is completed.

We also run a variety of trainee programmes such as sheet metal, avionics and mechanical training. From there you can become a lead mechanic and then a fully qualified B1 aircraft engineer. After being a B1 engineer there is also the possibility to move up to being a hangar manager/foreman.

At Ryanair, we train all of our engineers to complete all possible tasks during maintenance as opposed to other airlines where they are only trained to complete a certain limited number of tasks. Also, our CAT A engineers are given additional responsibilities to ensure they are being challenged and motivated.

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My name is Eoin Curtis – I am an aircraft mechanic working in one of Ryanair’s largest Heavy Maintenance bases in Prestwick, Scotland.

I started my career at 16 years old on Ryanair’s Apprenticeship Programme. Upon completion of this, I was awarded ‘Ayrshire Apprentice of the Year 2018’.

As part of this competition I had to compete against 48 other local apprentices from various trades and companies across the local area. The judging panel looked at extra skills and abilities and general performance that separated one candidate from the others, as well as personal development and commitment throughout the apprenticeship. They also evaluated everyone’s potential to act as a role model for others. On the Ryanair Apprenticeship Programme, I developed my personal, technical and hand skills and was provided the opportunities to excel myself, which afforded me the opportunity to win the award.

Ryanair provides an environment and tools to progress myself to a high standard and continues to do so now as I finish off the process to gain my B1 Engineer’s licence.

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Our Heavy Maintenance hangar in Kaunas carried out 52 C-checks between Sept 2018 – May 2019.

Latest Heavy Maintenance Vacancies

Before you start, there are a few things we need from you. You must have a good level of English, both written and spoken, an EU passport and good computer skills. If you have all of this, as well as the energy and drive to throw yourself into your job with enthusiasm, then check out our current vacancies and follow the instructions to apply.
We hope to see you ‘on board’ soon!

Ryanair’s Recruitment Team

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Line Maintenance

Line Maintenance

Work on one of the youngest fleets in the industry.

We are hiring the best talent for our engineering teams.

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With a fleet of over 450 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, 1 Boeing 737-700 aircraft and 3 Learjet our dedicated highly skilled Line Maintenance team is required during the day, to rectify any defects reported by flight or cabin crew.

At night, it allows us to carry out scheduled and unscheduled maintenance up to and including ‘A’ check intervals. As with all airlines the majority of our maintenance is carried out at night when our aircraft are not busy flying our passengers across Europe.

We pride ourselves on the skill and expertise of our team of engineers and their continued focus on the highest standards of safety, quality and reliability. Training is fundamental to all of our engineers with a number of mandatory requirements before any Certificate of Release (CRS) can be signed.

This training includes Continuation Training, Human Factors Training, Fuel Tank safety Training and Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS).

Suitable candidates will also be trained to Cat A and or B1 / B2 level.
The type licence will be achieved by attending a specific B737-800 or Max course.

In order to sign a Certificate of Release (CRS) for an aircraft, the engineer must have one of the following:

  • An EASA Part 66 B1 or B2 Licence on the aircraft type (B737-800).
  • A Category A Licence which allows limited defect rectification based on the scope of their approval.

Depending on which qualification an engineer has, a company approval is then given to the engineer which allows him / her to certify the work carried out, based on the limitations imposed with their approval.

With plans to grow our fleet to over 580 aircraft by 2024, we can offer you the best career opportunities.

With over 70+ line maintenance stations across Europe, our biggest line maintenance bases are:

  • Stansted, UK
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Bergamo, Italy
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany

As a Line Maintenance Engineer in Ryanair, you will be responsible for completing a wide variety of tasks on our Boeing aircraft across Europe:

  • A wheel or brake unit change
  • Inspection of the aircraft to ensure no damage has occurred
  • Testing of electrical and avionics systems
  • Lubrication of landing gears
  • Replacing filters on engines and / or hydraulic systems

Bergamo

  • 2 Bay Hangar
  • 1 Bay Hangar

Stansted

  • 5 Bay Hangar

Dublin

  • 2 Bay Hangar

Frankfurt-Hahn

  • 2 Bay Hangar

Madrid

  • 2 Bay Hangar

“During the winter period 18/19 Stansted replaced 79 landing gears!”

Latest Engineering Vacancies

Before you start, there are a few things we need from you. You must have a good level of English, both written and spoken, an EU passport and good computer skills. If you have all of this, as well as the energy and drive to throw yourself into your job with enthusiasm, then check out our current vacancies and follow the instructions to apply.
We hope to see you ‘on board’ soon!

Ryanair’s Recruitment Team

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Maintenance Programs Senior Engineer (Technical Services)Find out more

SIM Engineering

SIM Engineering

With 19 SIMS and plans to grow to 23 SIMS by 2020 we are one of the largest SIM operators in Europe!

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Our SIM engineering team is responsible for maintaining 19 Flight Simulators based in Bergamo, Dublin, East Midlands and Stansted.

Our SIMS operate for over 20 hours per day. Our highly skilled SIM Engineering team carry out preventative maintenance and urgent repair of our SIMs. Quick action to resolve issues that affect the training of aircrew using the simulators and training equipment is a priority. This to ensure minimum disruption to our pilot training schedule.

Each year 4,500 pilots use our SIMs for initial and recurrent training.

East Midlands

  • 3 FFS’s
  • 2 FTD’s

Bergamo

  • 2 FFS’s
  • 1 FTD

Stansted

  • 7 FFS’s
  • 3 FTD’s

Dublin

  • 1 FTD

Please click on our interactive map on left side to discover which base has which SIM’s:

At present we have 12 Full Flight SIMs and 7 Fixed Based SIMs.
Our Full Flight SIMs are:

  • 3 x CAE SIM 21’s
  • 1 x CAE Classic
  • 2 x CAE 5000 series
  • 5 x CAE 7000XR series
  • 1 x CAE 7000XR MAX series

Our Fixed Based SIM is:

  • MPS FTD2 / FNPT2

The B737-8200 MAX simulators will be equipped with CAE Tropos 6200XR visual systems, UPRT capability and next generation instructor office.

As we continue to grow we will be taking delivery of 4 x CAE 7000XR series SIMs over the next 2 years.

We will be taking a delivery of 2 B737-8200 MAX SIMs in 2019 and a further 2 B737-8200 MAX SIMs in 2020.

Our first B737-8200 MAX SIM arrived in March 2019. This SIM is housed in Stansted.

Junior SIM Engineer Programme

Our Junior SIM Engineer Programme provides you with the best opportunity to begin your career as a Simulator Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and start a job where no two days are the same!

During this 4 year programme we will train you in all the skills required to be a SIM engineer. You will work closely with our senior SIM engineers and participate in specially designed courses for each new SIM delivered. If you have studied a mechanical, engineering or mechatronic degree we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting time to join our SIM Engineering team and start a job where no two days are the same!

Latest Engineering Vacancies

Before you start, there are a few things we need from you. You must have a good level of English, both written and spoken, an EU passport and good computer skills. If you have all of this, as well as the energy and drive to throw yourself into your job with enthusiasm, then check out our current vacancies and follow the instructions to apply.
We hope to see you ‘on board’ soon!

Ryanair’s Recruitment Team

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Construction AssistantFind out more
Engineering Safety Officer - Malta AirFind out more
Engineering Materials - Stores OfficerFind out more
Maintenance Programs Senior Engineer (Technical Services)Find out more

Training

Training

Work on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, with industry leading training.

We are hiring the best talent for our engineering teams.

Apply now!

At Ryanair, we offer you the best training in the airline industry. With over 20 highly experienced engineering trainers running practical and classroom-based training across our European network we upskill hundreds of junior and experienced engineers each year.

Our state of the art training facilities includes two decommissioned Boeing 737 New Generation series aircraft in Stansted and Bergamo allowing you to train in the most realistic environment possible. All your theoretical learning will be supported by our E Learning platform. You will gain experience in all areas of aircraft maintenance from initial basic hand skills tasks, to complex component removal and installation. You will also learn how to support the fleet line operation on a daily basis, where tasks can vary from replacing a passenger seat belt to a main engine change.

Type Training

Each year we provide CAA147 approved theory and practical Boeing 737-NG and Learjet 45 type training places for over 220 engineers.

In preparation for the delivery of our first Boeing 737 MAX in 2019, we will be running our first MAX type rating courses this year.

Junior Aircraft Engineer (JAE)

Looking to start your career as an engineer in the aviation industry? At Ryanair we can provide the training for you to gain your aircraft licence.

Our 2-year JAE programme is a mix of practical and theoretical training for those who have completed all their EASA basic licence modules. Students are assigned a main base and will travel to Stansted or Bergamo as required for training. On completion of your training, you will then be allocated a permanent base with further practical training experience in one of our base maintenance facilities.

Apprentice Programme – Aimed at those who have studied an aviation or mechanical discipline our Apprentice Programme is run each year in Dublin, Stansted & Prestwick. No practical aviation experience is required to be an apprentice with Ryanair

You will be required to pass an engineering theoretical and practical selection test to join our programme where we are looking for basic theory skills, English, maths, physics and practical hand skills.

Prestwick
Run in conjunction with Ayrshire College and Skill Development Scotland you will attend the college on a weekly basis. At the college you will study the module/license material for the exams to become a licenced engineer.

Stansted
Run in conjunction with Stansted college which offers a first-year pre-apprenticeship program followed by a two-year program that combines theory and practical experience through work placement in the Ryanair hangar 10 maintenance facility. Upon successful completion of this 2-year programme you receive your Category A licence with the option to progress to a full B1 or B2 licence in the future.

Dublin
Run in conjunction with SOLAS and DIT you will complete a 2 year or 4-year programme. After 2 years you can graduate with a Category A licence and if you complete the 4-year programme you will gain your B1 licence. At the college you will study the module/license material for the exams to become a licenced engineer and gain experience in the Ryanair line / hangar environment.

Germany

Run in conjunction with Trainico you will complete 6 months technical training completing your CAT A modules and up to 12 months on the job training to complete EASA Part 66 CAT A licence. Suitable candidates will be offered further Boeing MAX/NG type courses & progression opportunities to obtain a B1 licence.

Sheet Metal Training Programme

Our Sheet Metal Training Programme is designed to train you on repairing aircraft aluminium structures focusing in more detail on aircraft structures in the classroom workshop and in our heavy maintenance facilities, giving you the skills to perform structural repairs on our fleet aircraft.

In the work place

We also offer aviation practical training courses in EWIS Module G, Fuel Tank Safety training, Driver training along with a number of theoretical courses, Aviation Security, Dangerous Goods CAT 6 Training & Train the Trainer programmes.

Additional to all of the specific training courses, we carry out induction training when you first join us and also offer mandatory PART 145 training, some of which is delivered on our bespoke e learning platform to keep you current and up to speed wherever you are working with us throughout our network.

Working on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, receive industry leading training and unlimited career and promotional opportunities throughout Europe.

Just some of the reasons you should join our team.

Latest Engineering Vacancies

Before you start, there are a few things we need from you. You must have a good level of English, both written and spoken, an EU passport and good computer skills. If you have all of this, as well as the energy and drive to throw yourself into your job with enthusiasm, then check out our current vacancies and follow the instructions to apply.
We hope to see you ‘on board’ soon!

Ryanair’s Recruitment Team

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Construction AssistantFind out more
Engineering Safety Officer - Malta AirFind out more
Engineering Materials - Stores OfficerFind out more
Maintenance Programs Senior Engineer (Technical Services)Find out more

Ryanair Engineering

Ryanair Engineering

Find out More About Our Open Positions!

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Whether you are working ‘behind the scenes’ on the ground or as an aircraft engineer based in one of our state of the art engineering facilities throughout Europe, we could have career opportunities for you. We look for ambitious and hard-working engineers who want to help us to ensure the continued safety and air-worthiness of our fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Why should you join our team?

  • Working on one of the youngest fleets in the industry
  • Industry leading training
  • Career and promotional opportunities throughout Europe
  • Competitive salaries
  • Planned Rosters

We offer stable employment and progression opportunities for anybody looking to join our growing team!

From scheduled overnight maintenance to dedicated AOG mobilisation teams ready to be flown across our European network by our engineering support aircraft, our engineering department ensures that all Ryanair aircraft are ready to fly over 153 million customers each year to over 200 destinations.

Each of our third party service providers are now hiring in the following locations:

  • Ireland – Ryanair
  • UK – AES
  • Germany – Ryanair Engineering GMBH
  • Italy, Greece & Cyprus – South East Aviation Services (SEAS)
  • Spain, Portugal & Morocco – JC Aircraft Maintenance
  • Scotland – Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd (PAMS)
  • Lithuania – Kaunas Aircraft Maintenance Services (KAMS)
  • Poland – Wroclaw Aircraft Maintenance Services (WAMS)

Working on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, receive industry leading training and unlimited career and promotional opportunities throughout Europe.
Just some of the reasons you should join our team.

Engineering Graduates

With graduates roles and programmes available in many teams across our engineering department, we offer the best start for ambitious aviation and engineering graduates to work closely with senior management on projects in Europes favourite airline.

Engineering Quality Assurance

Maintaining an oversight of the airworthiness of our fleet on a daily basis, the Engineering Quality Assurance team liaise with National authorities regularly regarding airworthiness and safety and conduct reviews and audits across our engineering operation to ensure the highest standard of compliance with the applicable regulations and procedures.

Heavy Maintenance

Conduct extensive checks on individual aircraft systems, structure and components all of our Boeing 737-800 aircraft to ensure they continue to operate with the utmost efficiency and serviceability. These checks are carried out at our heavy maintenance facilities in Prestwick, Scotland, Kaunas, Lithuania, Wroclaw, Poland and Seville, Spain.

Line Maintenance

Our Line Maintenance team are responsible for all aircraft maintenance tasks from routine turnarounds and overnight checks to troubleshooting and rectification of defects, AOG recovery, Ramp Checks and A Checks at our 70+ line stations throughout Europe ensuring that all our aircraft depart and take our customers to their destinations on time.

Materials

Our materials team is responsible for sourcing and purchasing of all our aircraft parts to ensure that all maintenance can be completed as necessary on our fleet of aircraft across our European network.

Planning

With over 450 aircraft in our fleet, our maintenance planners ensure that are all maintenance is scheduled and completed as required. The team is responsible for planning of both long and short term maintenance across our network.

Technical Services

Providing technical support to the Ryanair fleet for Structures, Aircraft systems, Avionics, Powerplant, Reliability.

Training

Our trainers ensure that our engineers across Europe are trained to the highest technical standard allowing them to continue to deliver maintenance and maintain our leading safety record.

Latest Engineering Vacancies

We Currently Have No Open Opportunities But Please Join Our Talent Pool If You Want To Hear From Us When Opportunities Become Available!

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