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Published on October 15th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer

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AAIU Recruiting Air Accident Inspector

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport is responsible, inter alia, for ensuring that aviation practices and procedures comply with best international standards; promoting the development of a safe, vibrant, competitive and progressively regulated aviation sector and the provision of adequate airport infrastructure and competitive airport services.

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

An opportunity now exists for the post of Inspector of Air Accidents (Pilot Operations). The Inspector will report to the Chief Inspector and will be required to carry out investigations into aircraft accidents and serious incidents, act independently in the public interest, demonstrate commitment to ongoing learning and keep up-to-date with international developments in air safety and accident investigation.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold or have held a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airline Transport  Pilot Licence – (Aeroplanes) on modern commercial transport and/or military aircraft, and/or an Airline Transport Pilot Licence – (Helicopters) on modern commercial and/or military helicopters;
  • Have at least 15 years’ experience in the role as a qualified operational fixed-wing and/or rotor-wing pilot.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2019. Further details are available here.

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About the Author

Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also 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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