Published on March 12th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


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 and on the special Recover Irish Aviation Squawk7000 episode below.

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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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