General Aviation

Published on February 26th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Survey of Air-Ground Communication Capabilities in General Aviation in Ireland

As part of a Regulatory Impact Assessment, the IAA is conducting a survey of General Aviation operators, regarding the capabilities of the air-to-ground radios in use, and communications in/near/below the Dublin CTA.

The purpose of this survey is:

  1. To assess the number of 8.33 kHz spacing capable radios in use in aircraft in Ireland;
  2. To assess the proliferation of portable Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices in Ireland; and
  3. To better understand any communication difficulties in/near/below the Dublin CTA (FIS 118.5 MHz).

The Aircraft Radio Survey is available until 31st March 2023. To complete the survey, click here

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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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