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


Gareth Lau

Chairperson

Cian McHugh

Secretary

Jordan Myers

Treasurer

Mark Kenny

Student Engagement Coordinator

Loughlan O'Brien

Marketing Officer

Aaron Gilmartin

Marketing Officer

Simon Molony

Marketing Officer

Dáire Mooney

I.T. Officer

Justin Cooney

Student Engagement Officer

Non-Executive Committee


Carl Lynam

Co-Founder

Andrei Jatariu

Co-Founder

Bridget Corry

Chairperson 2017-2018

Ross Quinless

Secretary 2016-2018

Shane Gorman

Treasurer 2016-2018

Industry Advisory Committee


Mark Hegarty

Director, Karman Aviation

 

Yvonne Thompson

Aviation Finance Leader, PwC

 

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

Andrew MacIntyre

Adjunct Professor, DCU

 

Mickael Melaye

Managing Director, Airbus Helicopter International Services

Joe O'Mara

Tax Partner, KPMG Ireland

Susan Bradford

Chief Human Resources Officer, DAE Capital

Our Co-Founders


Alexandra Slabutu

Co-Founder

Carl Lynam

Co-Founder

Andrei Jatariu

Co-Founder