Published on September 25th, 2016 | by Joe McDermott


Air Ops Europe

Joe McDermott has been appointed Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA) representative to the Council of European Business Aviation Associations which meets quarterly at the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) office in Brussels.


The EBAA is hosting AirOps Europe, a unique event offering the business aviation support community a powerful & cost-effective platform to network & market their services in Europe. Taking place 12-13 October in Cannes, France, this inaugural event will bring business aviation operators & the support community (FBOs, AOCs, charter brokers etc) in Europe together in one forum for priceless marketing opportunities & insights, as well as a unique chance to engage in an industry dialogue on such key issues as harmonised standardisation & enabling legislation.


The IrBAA have a stand at the event & would welcome contact from Irish companies attending.

Nearest airport to Cannes is Nice, which is served from Dublin by Aer Lingus & Ryanair with direct flights, currently with very reasonable fares. Cannes is approx 20 miles to the west & is connected by bus, taxi & train.

IrBAA Representive attending:

IrBAA website:

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About the Author

Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.

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