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Published on October 29th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


RaeS Lecture – My Life in Irish Aviation – A Process of Change

Royal Aeronautical Society – Republic of Ireland Branch


LECTURE NOTICE November 2016


SPEAKER: Mr Con Clarke Former Corporate Executive – Customer Service, Aer Lingus

TITLE: “My Life in Irish Aviation – A Process of Change “


DATE: Wednesday Nov 2nd 2016 TIME: 8.00 pm

VENUE: Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.


SYNOPSIS: Can has had many re-incarnations throughout his career including:

•Traffic Dept. at Dublin Airport and City Terminal

•Involved in Handling all Airlines at Dublin Airport

•Station Management, introduction of new aircraft, equipment and procedures

•Handling Industrial Relations Issues

•Management of Cargo Terminal

•General Manager/Chief Executive Customer Service

•Chief Executive Restructuring for TEAM Aer Lingus


Con’s view of the process of change within the industry throughout his career, will be a unique insight from a managerial perspective on the changes the brought us to today’s airline business.


Members and Non-Members Welcome !

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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