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Published on August 15th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer

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GainJet Ireland Expand Maintenance Approvals

Shannon-based GainJet Ireland has been granted additional approval of EASA Part M subpart I from the IAA. This additional approval authorises GainJet to issue and extend Airworthiness Review Certificate for aircraft types on its scope of approval. Currently, this covers Gulfstream G550, G650, Hawker 800 series, Bombardier Challenger CL604, Cessna Citation C750 (Citation X), Embraer EMB-135BJ (Legacy 600), Embraer ERJ-190 (Lineage 1000) and Bombardier Global 5000.

GainJet Ireland Ltd Accountable Manager, Mr Ray Mills, has said: “This additional company approval has expanded our CAMO capability and services for both the GainJet Ireland fleet and our customers, giving us greater flexibility, independence and efficiency”.  Mills continued “we are marketing our services to other operators and owners as our new approval will also allow us to issue ARC recommendations to the Irish Aviation Authority. Gainjet Ireland are in the process of a major company expansion and are in the process of opening a new office in Adelaide Road in Dublin 2 before the end of the year”.

The Gainjet Ireland Accountable Manager went on to say: “We have expanded our services from Aircraft Management into providing Demonstration, Delivery and Maintenance Check Flights primarily to satisfy the growing needs of the lessor market. Ireland is a global leader in aircraft financing and leasing. Approximately 50% of the world’s leased aircraft are managed or leased through this island where the presence of top aviation senior leadership coupled with a buoyant economic climate, favourable trading conditions and clear opportunities for local expansion are increasingly attracting emerging aviation leasing companies. Our decision to open an office in the heart of these leasing companies in Dublin’s financial district will facilitate Gainjet Ireland’s presence amongst these lessors.”

Gainjet Ireland is the largest Gulfstream operator in Western Europe with G650 and G550 aircraft. Additionally, Gainjet Ireland has also been granted a Commercial Operators Drone License by the IAA. UAS Manager Mr Chris Copley said “Gainjet Ireland’s recent approval means we are authorised by the IAA & EASA for Commercial Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Operations. As a holder of EASA Aircraft Operators Certificate and an operator of private jets, the addition of UAS operational approval now allows the company to offer additional services that the UAS platform can provide, and we are an ideal partnership for an existing non-EU drone operator to expand into Europe.” Copley continued “our new office in Dublin will be well placed to handle these new partnerships.

Main photo: Deputy Compliance & Safety Manager Seamus Flannery (2nd from right) presenting Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Michael Knowles the new Approval of EASA Part M subpart I from the Irish Aviation Authority. Also pictured from left are Deputy Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Kevin Rogan, UAS Manager/ARC Engineer Chris Copley, Accountable Manager Ray Mills and Compliance & Safety Manager Marty Campbell.

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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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