About Us


The Irish Aviation Students’ Association is a non-profit entity, established and run by a group of dedicated third level students from various universities and colleges around Ireland.
IASA’s main purpose is to connect aviation-passionate students with the Industry, and to discover and develop opportunities that will shape the future of aviation in Ireland and beyond.

Our Aims


We are governed by the following aims:

  • To raise awareness to the industry as to the number of students involved in aviation-related courses
  • To highlight the roles available to students who want to pursue a career in the aviation industry
  • To discuss the current issues and developments faced by the industry so to identify future trends
  • To discover how students can effectively contribute to the development of the aviation sector
  • To inspire the next generation of aviation professionals
  • To facilitate networking between; students, lecturers and professionals
  • To identify how the industry can create more opportunities for students
  • To encourage capital fundraising to support innovative projects and scholarships
  • To endorse the provision of internships

Our Vision


Our vision is to help Ireland continue to provide the best expertise in the field of aviation by empowering the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals to be heard by the industry and to enable greater collaboration for a brighter future

Our Team


Bridget Corry

Chairperson

Ross Quinless

Secretary

Shane Gorman

Treasurer

Andreea Slabutu

Head of Marketing

Cian McHugh

Student Engagement Coordinator

Jay Abushhiwa

Digital Marketing Officer

Jordan Myers

I.T. Officer

Jobin Prince

Student Engagement Officer

Gareth Lau

Student Engagement Officer

Mark Kenny

Student Engagement Officer

Jemma Carty

Student Engagement Officer

Non-Executive Committee


Alexandra Slabutu

Co-Founder

Carl Lynam

Co-Founder

Andrei Jatariu

Co-Founder

Industry Advisory Committee


Mark Hegarty

Director, Karman Aviation

Yvonne Thompson

Tax Partner, PwC

Fergus Wilson

Chief Technical Officer, Aer Lingus

Karl Griffin

Chief Commercial & Investment Officer, Genesis Aircraft Services

David Swan

Chief Operating Officer, SMBC AC

Steve Kelly

Flight Operations, Aer Lingus

Michael Tyrrell

Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Aerospace

Paul Gorey

Chair, RAeS Dublin

Andrew MacIntyre

Adjunct Professor, DCU