Published on April 4th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


daa Appoints Atkins to Deliver Buildings & Terminals Work

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has been appointed by daa as the multi-disciplinary consultant for the delivery of a services framework for its buildings at Dublin and Cork airports. The appointment will see Atkins work along with daa’s in-house design team on a major programme of work over the next five years.

Ultan McCloskey, Director of Infrastructure at daa said: “The coming years will see daa invest significantly in our piers and terminals at both Dublin and Cork airports to create a more seamless journey for passengers, enhance security and facilitate capacity growth.

“Atkins’ strong global aviation experience of implementing innovative technological solutions at airports around the world, will complement daa’s in-house technical capabilities, enabling us to meet the infrastructure challenges that lie ahead.”

Atkins will deliver a range of services as part of daa’s plan to upgrade terminals and ancillary buildings at both Dublin and Cork airports. This will include improving retail areas, airline lounges and check-in zones, as well as cargo facilities across the Dublin Airport site, both landside and airside.

Services being provided include Atkins: Strategic Infrastructure Planning; Airport Planning and Capacity Modelling; Multi-Discipline Design; Technology / ICT / Aviation Security; and Information Management.

Atkins’ appointment to the five-year framework (extendable by four years) builds on a relationship with daa spanning 15 years, during which it has successfully delivered projects at both airport campuses.

Brian McKavanagh, Framework Director at Atkins, said: “This is a really important appointment for Atkins and we very much look forward to building a fully collaborative relationship with daa. Our focus is to work with daa to push sustainability and net zero carbon emissions to the fore whilst benefitting from Atkins global aviation expertise.”

The new framework win follows the recent, very successful, collaboration between daa, Colas and Atkins on Cork Airport’s main runway rehabilitation which was delivered on time, to budget and to great commendation during the official opening by An Taoiseach.

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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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