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Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) was established as a commercial state-sponsored body on 1 January 1994 under the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993. It is responsible for the provision of air traffic management services in Irish- controlled airspace and the safety regulation of the Irish civil aviation industry. The IAA ensures that Irish civil aviation operates to safety standards set internationally, principally by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), Eurocontrol, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Union.



Joint Aviation Authorities

The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) is an associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) representing the civil aviation regulatory authorities of a number of European States who have agreed to co-operate in developing and implementing common safety regulatory standards and procedures. This co-operation is intended to provide high and consistent standards of safety and a “level playing-field” for competition in Europe. Much emphasis is also placed on harmonising the JAA regulations with those of the USA.



European Aviation Safety Agency

The European Aviation Safety Agency became operational in 2003 on the basis of a European Parliament and Council Regulation (1592/2002). As an independent EU body under European law, it is accountable to the Member States and the EU institutions. A Management Board with representatives from the Member States and the European Commission adopts the Agency’s budget and work programme. The aviation industry is actively involved in the Agency’s work through a number of consultative and advisory committees. There is also an independent Board of Appeal.


Civil Aviation Authority

The CAA is the UK’s independent aviation regulator, with all civil aviation regulatory functions (economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation and consumer protection) integrated within a single specialist body.



Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA are responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The FAA adopted their present name in 1967 when they became a part of the Department of Transportation.



AvBrief is an on-line resource of weather and flight briefing information for pilots.


Kildare Helicopters

Kildare Helicopters specialise in the hire of Helicopters for Aerial Work and Self Fly Hire in Ireland. They operate the latest Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters which are the ideal platform for photography, aerial survey, traffic surveillance, self-fly hire and more. 



Weston Airport

Weston Airport is the only executive airport in Dublin, situated just 8 miles (13km) from the city. The Airport opened in 1931 and specialises in delivering the travel needs of the executive traveler to Dublin.



Aviation Event Management Ltd

Aviation Event Management Ltd are Ireland’s Premier Aviation and Helicopter event management company. From horse racing to concerts, airshows and exhibitions they cover all aspects of Aviation Event Management.



Simtech is a JAR TRTO approved training organisation providing a range of training services to airline personnel, to career pilots and simulator engineers. 


Met Éireann

Met Éireann, the National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather information and related services for Ireland.


Lanner Aviation

Lanner Aviation is a leading independent provider of support services to aircraft operators, FBOs and ground handlers.


Irish Helicopter Owner & Pilots Association (IHOP)

IHOP is a non-profit making organisation, whose main objective is to promote the use of helicopters throughout the country and to bring to the attention of potential users the advantages of using or owning a helicopter. It is also concerned that helicopter operations are conducted safely and responsibly and that proper attention is paid to environmental issues. These objectives are pursued by liaison with government departments, local authorities, the Irish Aviation Authority, public services, private industry and exchange of information with other helicopter organisations outside of Ireland. The IHOP encourages moves towards European harmonisation through its membership of the European Helicopter Association.