Published on January 16th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


IAA Recruiting Experienced Air Traffic Controllers

The Irish Aviation Authority are currently recruiting experienced ADI/ACS rated Air Traffic Controllers to work at Dublin Air Traffic Control Terminal Services Unit. Applications are invited from Air Traffic Controllers who have experience working in a busy ANSP Tower or Terminal/Area Radar unit and are willing to commence unit training in April 2018.

Applicants should hold:

  • A valid Air Traffic Controller licence issued and endorsed in accordance with European Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340
  • Current ADI and /or ACS rating endorsement(s)
  • Hold (or achieve) a valid English Language Proficiency endorsement of at least operational Level 4 or above

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a class 3 medical prior to taking up position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the positions are pensionable. If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying please register your interest by forwarding a Curriculum Vitae and a copy of your Air Traffic Controller licence by 5.30pm on Wednesday, 31st January 2018 to Ms Cliona Liggett, Human Resources Directorate, The Times Building, 11-12 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 or by e-mail to

Although these vacancies are for experienced air traffic controllers, the IAA accept applications on an on-going basis for the Student Controller Programme. Based on the number of applications received the Authority will, on a periodic basis, invite those applicants who meet the minimum requirements to begin the selection process.  Click here for more information and details on how to apply.

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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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