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JAN Series


IASA has held two Junior Aviation Networking events which allow junior aviation professionals and recent graduates working within the aviation industry to collaborate and enrich their knowledge while discussing current aviation trends, opportunities and challenges.

Recent graduates from all aspects of the aviation industry come together under one roof to discuss all things aviation with like-minded people.

The event kicks off in the evening with a drinks reception followed with some canapes, this is the perfect time to network with fellow colleagues within the aviation industry. The aviation industry is a very close-knit industry, the power of networking really is remarkable! Networking allows each person to learn from each other, exchange ideas and is often the place where business ideas are first mooted.

IASA Committee Featured: Ross Quinless

Ross Quinless, IASA Secretary

  • Joined IASA in: 2016
  • Role within IASA: Secretary
  • Current Job Position: Aviation Analyst at Dublin Airport
Why did you join IASA?

I joined IASA as I wanted to be a part of an association with like-minded individuals that shared the same passion for aviation as I did. IASA’s main purpose is to connect aviation passionate students with this ever-evolving industry and help them discover the opportunities that it has to offer. I wanted to be instrumental in assisting IASA with this goal.

Aircraft Leasing Career Slingshot

Ireland is considered the birthplace of aircraft leasing and is recognised as the number one location globally in the sector. Over 40% of all aircraft in the world are leased and Ireland has a significant portion of the global market.

On Tuesday 27th March, IASA held the second Career Slingshot event after last September’s success with their Pilot Career Slingshot. The Career Slingshot series event enables young professionals and students to network with and learn from individuals within the aviation industry.

Our Aircraft Leasing Career Slingshot was an insightful event where four guest speakers from top aircraft leasing companies such as Avolon, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and SMBC Aviation Capital gathered to present and discuss their career paths to date and their outlook of the global market for aircraft, lease rates and values, in terms of technical, marketing, and commercial.

Ireland's largest Aviation Career Expo

Ireland's largest Aviation Career Expo is landing on the 19th of September in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry.

After three years of running successful aviation focused events and conferences, this September the Irish Aviation Student Association (IASA) will host Ireland's first and largest Aviation Career Expo where top aviation companies and educational institutions will exhibit and it is expected to attract over 1000 students from all over Ireland.

IASA is a non-profit student-led association, which has a mission to educate students about career opportunities within the aviation industry and to enable them to connect with industry professionals through their events such as the Annual Symposium or Career Slingshots.

Dublin Aviation Summit 2018

The Dublin Aviation Summit run by Airline Economics, is taking place from the 14th to the 16th of May 2018. This is the second year the Aviation Summit is running and we are very excited to get the opportunity to be part of the event.

Our very own Bridget, IASA Chairperson, will be speaking at the event, outlining what IASA is about and what our goal is, on Wednesday 16th of May. IASA will have a resident stand at the Dublin Aviation Summit, D422. We look forward to this opportunity and are excited to engage with industry at the event!