Published on August 26th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


New Aircraft Landing Gear Technician Traineeship 

CDETB Finglas Training Centre and Atlantic Aviation Group Training, in collaboration with Dublin Aerospace, this week commenced its inaugural Aircraft Landing Gear Technician Traineeship. 

The aim of this training programme is to impart practical and theoretical skills, knowledge, and attitude to produce skilled technicians. With a blended approach of classroom and hands-on experience, those who successfully complete the course will be considered for full-time positions at Dublin Aerospace.  

The course content, delivered over 47 weeks, will be divided between the Finglas Training Centre campus; Dublin Aerospace’s Training Centre in Dublin Airport and the Landing Gear Facility in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

William Flaherty, CEO of Dublin Aerospace welcomed the launch of the traineeship saying: “We are delighted to be partnering with CDETB and Atlantic Aviation Group training to deliver a first of its kind traineeship. With the hope of recruiting skilled technicians upon course completion, we will be working closely alongside the trainees to ensure they are receiving significant support and guidance as they work towards their end goal of becoming certified Landing Gear Technicians. We look forward to welcoming the new trainees and working alongside our partners to deliver a successful and insightful course.”

Since its inception, Dublin Aerospace has expanded from a team of just 18 based in Dublin to a team of over 500 across Dublin, Ashbourne, and Exeter, with over 70 aerospace professionals based in its Landing Gear Centre.

Also commenting on the launch, Joe Daly, Head of Landing Gear Services at Dublin Aerospace said: “We are very pleased to welcome this inaugural group of trainees to the course. At Dublin Aerospace we pride ourselves as being a learning and training organisation, with over 100 young men and women in training at any time and look forward to welcoming additional members to the team over the coming months and years ahead.” 

Maria Murphy, Manager of the CDETB Finglas Training Centre said: “We are very proud of our links with the industry and in particular our collaboration with Dublin Aerospace and our delivery partner, Atlantic Aviation Group.  Since 2011 this collaboration has resulted in the development of Aviation Training programmes providing portable high-level skills to our trainees and the opportunity for employment within the Aviation sector.  

We are excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the development and rollout of the new Aircraft Landing Gear Technician Traineeship. We wish our first cohort of learners every success during their training and in their future careers as qualified Landing Gear Technicians. Finally, the Team at Finglas Training Centre wish Dublin Aerospace every success in this new venture and look forward to our continued collaborative partnership.”

Course structure breakdown:

  • 12 weeks in Finglas Training Centre on 8 modules, all with exams; 
    • Covering Maths, Physics, Materials and Hardware, Maintenance Practices, Human Factors, Aviation Legislation, Hydraulics and Landing Gear
  • 8 weeks in Dublin Aerospace’s Training Centre in Hangar 4, Dublin Airport; 
    • Workshop Skills Training covering Maintenance Techniques, Maintenance Manuals & Documents, Inspection Techniques and Landing Gear Systems
  • 27 weeks of On-The-Job Experience in Dublin Aerospace’s Landing Gear Services in Ashbourne;
    • Hands-on experience in Dublin Aerospace’s new State-of-the-Art facility in Ashbourne.  Cleaning, disassembly, routing, preparation and dispatch

With a limited number of vacancies in this year’s course, those interested are urged to apply immediately. For more information and how to apply for this course see:

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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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