Published on January 28th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


New Head of Aviation Business Development at Cork

Brian Gallagher, New Head of Aviation Business Development at Cork Airport

Brian Gallagher has been appointed as the new Head of Aviation Business Development at Cork Airport. Mr. Gallagher has more than seven years of experience working in aviation development across daa, with his most recent role as Airline Business Development Manager for Dublin Airport. His new role at Cork Airport will involve overseeing the continued development of partnerships with airlines, tourism partners and business stakeholders, to deliver continued route expansion and positive growth into the future.

Speaking on his new role at Cork Airport, Mr. Gallagher said “I am delighted to join the innovative and dedicated team at Cork Airport as Head of Aviation Business Development. I look forward to utilising my experience and knowledge of business development in the aviation industry to further strengthen route development at Cork Airport.”

Speaking with the Irish Examiner, Mr. Gallagher appears to be targeting transatlantic route development saying “Norwegian put us on the transatlantic map, and it has been a great addition to Cork Airport. He cited the B757 mid-size narrow-body aircraft as one that had the range, saying the runway was “not necessarily an obstacle” to American destinations. Cork Airport was very successful last year, and is on a good trajectory upwards, forecasting a 7% increase in passenger numbers for 2019.”

Norwegian will begin flying again to Providence T.F. Green Airport again from Cork on 1st April with a 3 per week service operating on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. The airline has said in the past that the runway in Cork is too short to operate to New York Stewart International Airport from Cork.

New Police Vehicles for the Airport

Three new state-of-the-art vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport as part of its continued investment in its policing and safety functions. The introduction of a hi-spec John Deere Gator Utility vehicle will improve the ability of the Airport Police Service (APS) to patrol and respond off-road and operate on all terrains during severe weather conditions. The second new addition to the APS fleet is a Skoda Kodiaq 4X4 patrol response vehicle.

In addition, a new dedicated safety vehicle, a Dacia Logan, has been purchased to ensure the continued compliance with new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. All three vehicles have been customised to meet the operational needs of the APS and Safety Department, which are responsible for policing, operational security and safety at Ireland’s second busiest international airport.

General Manager of Operations and Safety at Cork Airport, Con Dooney said “It is fantastic to take delivery of these three new vehicles. They will play an important role in the continued safety and security operations at Cork Airport. This is part of our ongoing work with the EASA to ensure Cork Airport continues to meet the highest standards of aviation safety.”

Cork Airport Search Unit are Recruiting

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Posted by Cork Airport on Monday, 28 January 2019

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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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