Published on June 13th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


The Air Accident Investigation Unit is Recruiting

The AAIU is recruiting an Inspector of Air Accidents (Engineer), Air Accident Investigation Unit, Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. Details below.


Employing Department/Authority

Department of Transport Tourism and Sport





Employing Department/Authority Website


Additional Information

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) is an independent body within the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and is responsible for the investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents that occur within Ireland. The AAIU provides assistance to foreign safety investigation authorities into occurrences of Irish registered and/or operated aircraft abroad.

 Reporting to the Chief Inspector of Air Accidents, the ideal candidate for this role will have significant relevant experience of working in the engineering area of aviation and a good general knowledge of legislation, in particular in relation to air accident investigation.

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a qualification at least Level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework, or equivalent, in one of the following disciplines:
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical /Electronic/Avionics Engineering

Information booklet

1577707_Information Booklet Final 1577707.pdf

Closing Date for Applications


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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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