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Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer

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Steve Frazer Appointed as Airport Manager at City of Derry

February marks the beginning of a new chapter at City of Derry Airport as Mr. Steve Frazer has been appointed as the new Airport Manager. Moving from his previous position as Director of Engineering and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Helicopters in Qatar, Mr. Frazer joined the City of Derry Airport team on Monday 3rd February and will be based on-site in Eglinton leading operations and the airports ongoing development work.

Mr. Frazer expressed his delight on his new position: “I’m extremely pleased to join the fantastic team at City of Derry Airport. I’ve worked in aviation and the MRO sector for over 30 years across the UK and in the Middle East, and it’s always been an ambition to return home to Northern Ireland, having grown up in Limavady, and get involved with the local aviation industry.”

Steve has had an extensive career in aviation having worked for British Airways for 19 years, joining as an Apprentice Aeronautical Engineer and progressing to Engineering Manager at T5. After a few years with Harrods Aviation, Steve then moved to Gulf Helicopters where he was responsible for managing business and employing over 200 staff over the last seven years.

Steve continued: “I feel very positive about the year that lies ahead. City of Derry Airport presents fantastic opportunity and potential for growth, which could yield great benefit, not only for the airport team, but also the wider North West region.

“I would like to thank the most recent Airport Manager, Mrs. Charlene Shongo, for her fantastic efforts, and I hope to continue the great success that Charlene has paved.”

Contracts Director at City of Derry Airport, Mr. Clive Coleman, added: “It’s fantastic to have such a highly experienced professional join us, and I have absolutely no doubt that Steven will be a huge asset to the team and is very well equipped to progress the airport’s development.”

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Mark Dwyer

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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