Published on March 4th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Rebuilding Aviation: The importance of Keeping Diversity and Inclusion on the Agenda

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion will host an event for aviation partners and stakeholders, as part of the DCU and Aviation industry Year of Inclusion. The purpose of this event is to examine why Diversity and Inclusion is more important than ever as the industry seeks to build and grow quickly and sustainably following COVID-19.

Welcome Address: Professor Daire Keogh, President, Dublin City University.

Special Guest Speaker: Hildegarde Naughton TD, Minister of State for International and Road Transport and Logistics.

MC: Sandra Healy, Director, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion.

– (Moderator) Dr. Marina Efthymiou, Assistant Professor in Aviation Management
– Julie Garland, CEO, Avtrain
– Fiona Scott, Head of HR at CDB Aviation and Co-Founder of PropelHer
– John Drysdale, International Aviation Services Centre, Shannon Group

The event will be hosted on Zoom on Tuesday 9th March at 3:15pm. You can register your attendance here.

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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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