Published on December 26th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – The work of the Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland

On December 8th last Kate Fitzgerald, of the AAIU made a presentation as part of the GASCI Safety event. It was a fascinating insight into the work of the unit. The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) is part of the Department of Transport and is responsible for the investigation of aircraft accidents, serious incidents, and incidents (Occurrences) that occur within Ireland. In addition, the AAIU provides assistance to foreign safety investigation authorities who conduct investigations into occurrences involving Irish registered and/or operated aircraft abroad. Our thanks to GASCI for sharing the event with us on Squawk 7000.

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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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