July 1, 2013
Irish company Eirtech Aviation wins Southwest Airlines contract
Eirtech Aviation confirmed details of a major contract win with one of the largest airlines in the world, Southwest Airlines. The Shannon-headquartered, Irish aviation services company has developed an innovative solution for Boeing 737 aircraft, for a technical modification that has been mandated by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). By 2016, all owners and operators of Boeing 737’s must complete the mandated modification on their aircraft. Eirtech Aviation’s solution to the Boeing 737-specific technical problem is around half the price of alternative solutions and reduces the installation time by more than 50% over other providers. The contract will see Eirtech Aviation working with Southwest Airlines to modify its fleet of affected Boeing 737 aircraft, as directed by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), ensuring regulatory compliance. Eirtech Aviation’s team in Shannon developed the solution, which involves the manufacture of ‘wiring kits’ and the provision of the supporting engineering documentation. A team from Eirtech Aviation will head to Dallas to assist Southwest’s engineers on the first installation of the kits, to ensure early regulatory compliance.