Published on March 12th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer0
Recover Irish Aviation Petition Passes 6,000 Mark
Recover Irish Aviation was founded by a group of aviation professionals in order to provide a voice for the aviation community in Ireland following the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group is asking you to support all aviation workers in calling for a comprehensive, phased recovery plan for Irish aviation based on clearly defined public health triggers or milestones.
Ireland has a world beating aviation sector which has been built up over decades. The innovation and hard work of our aviation community has left us with industry-leading airlines, first class airports and a dominant aircraft leasing industry.
Irish aviation contributes and supports:
• 143,000 jobs
• €17 Billion or 6.8% of Ireland’s GDP
• Connectivity which enables our island economy and society to flourish.
Aviation will be vital to our economic recovery.
As a result of the Covid pandemic many measures have been brought in to protect our citizens. Some of these have had a devastating effect on the aviation sector. As the vaccination program is rolled out and we finally emerge from the awful effects of this pandemic it should be possible to devise a carefully phased plan for a better future.
Entry to each phase would be predicated on pre-determined public health triggers or milestones. However, unlike in other countries, Irish aviation has been given no roadmap and no plan for recovery.
More information about Recover Irish Aviation is available on their website at www.recoveririshaviation.ie and on the special Recover Irish Aviation Squawk7000 episode below.