Aviation Symposium 2017

"Digital Transformation in the Aviation Industry & The Next Generation Workforce of Aviation Pioneers"

In 2017 our focus was to address and showcase the new technologies used in aviation and how these impact the operation of the industry. Their application was analysed in areas such as:

  • Airlines. Predictive Technology, AI, IOT, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Seamless Connectivity, Customer Travel Journey
  • MRO. Maintenance, Aircraft Records
  • Aircraft Leasing. CRM, Data Analytics, IT
  • Regulatory Authority. Safety, Remote Towers, Drones, Cyber Security

Industry experts shared their knowledge and discuss the technologies that revolutionised the way aviation works. More importantly, we explored the “job of tomorrow” and the skills required to cope with the fast development of technology in the aviation industry.

Programme

Third Level Symposium

Speakers

Ralph James

Ralph James
Director Safety Regulation
IAA

Firoz Tarapore

Firoz Tarapore
CEO
DAE

Dara McMahon

Dara McMahon
Head of Marketing
Aer Lingus

Peter Collins

Peter Collins
Sales Director
CloudCARDS

Oisin McGrath

Oisin McGrath
Co-Founder & CEO
DroneSar

Niall Connors

Niall Connors
Assistant Director
IAA

Laura Ivers

Laura Ivers
Product Project Manager
ViaSAT

Stephen McGloin

Stephen McGloin
Digital Development Manager
Aer Lingus

Martina Costelloe

Martina Costelloe
Information Security Manager
SMBC Aviation Capital

Ronan Fitzpatrick

Ronan Fitzpatrick
Director of Digital
PwC

Second Level Symposium

Speakers

Bridget Corry

Bridget Corry
Chairperson
IASA

Greeshma Gopi

Greeshma Gopi
Power Plant Engineer
ELFC

Ciaran Tourish

Ciaran Tourish
Crew Tracker
Norwegian Air International

Andrei Jatariu

Andrei Jatariu
Technical Services Engineer,
Part21 Design

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy
Head of Training
Dublin Aerospace

Lynn Guiney

Lynn Guiney
Head of EMEA
Avolon

Alison Carty

Alison Carty
Unit Safety Manager
IAA

Constantin Tzembelicos

Constantin Tzembelicos
Technical Director
Elix Aviation

Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy
PR
Irish Air Corps

Signature Sponsors

Proudly Supported By

Aviation Symposium 2016

"Nurturing Talent & Innovation in the Irish Aviation Industry"


Following IASA’s strong and positive success of our inaugural event on October 2015, we entered 2016 with a renewed sense of optimism and energy. Our underlying vision remained: to connect aviation focused students with the industry and in doing so empowering them to continue the global success of Ireland in international aviation. Our ambition this year was to double the size of our event, bringing in more students and industry members together.


Signature Sponsors

Panels & Guest Speakers

blaney

Patrick Blaney
Chairman
Aviation Finance Master
Smurfit College

gorey

Paul Gorey
Chairperson
RAeS Dublin Branch

norton

Katherine Norton
Talent Acquisition
Specialist
Aer Lingus

andrew

Andrew MacIntyre
Lecturer
Aviation Management
DCU

eskell

Murrae Ross-Eskell
Director
Horizon Executive Search

frank

Frank Tone
Chief Aviation Safety Analyst
IAA

john greene

John Greene
Data Governance and Enterprise Reporting
Aer Lingus

val

Valerie Gorman
Customer Account Manager
AerData

anna

Ana Maria Magdalina
Assistant Vice-President
CIT Aerospace

fiona

Fiona Taaffe
Head of IT & Business Improvement
AWAS

mark

Mark Hegarty
Director
Karman Aviation

stack

Eoghan Stack
Chief Executive
Ryan Academy

Lukas-Decker

Lukas Decker
CEO
Coindrum

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Oisin McGrath
Co-Founder & CEO
I-Fly & DroneSAR

dude

Michael Hayden
Partner
Concuros

conor

Conor McCarthy
Executive Chairman
Dublin Aerospace

Supported By

Testimonials

What a great event! Congratulations. Strong attendance, excellent venue, staging and AV and the overall effect was extremely professional. Alexandra and the team should be very proud! Onwards and upwards.”
Dick Forsberg, Head of Strategy with AVOLON
It was a very motivating and wonderful event ...I gained more confidence in seeking employment in the aviation sector...”
Changiz Khan, UCD Student
I very much enjoyed taking part on the panel and it was a real pleasure to be associated with your success. Looking forward to next year already.”
Yvonne Thompson, Tax Partner with PWC

2015 Inaugural Aviation Symposium

"Future Opportunities for the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals"


The 21st of October 2015 was a momentous day for IASA and truly helped to cement the Symposium as an event to be continued annually. A broad cohort of students from the length and breadth of the country gathered at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8. The atmosphere on the day was one of opportunity and widespread positivity, accompanied by the willingness to continue Ireland’s global aviation success. It was a key turning point that facilitated the industry to come into contact with the student. The venue welcomed a surplus of 220 attendees, a mixture of which; presented talks, exhibited and attended as delegates on the day.


The exhibition hall was one of the day’s key focal points, with students keen to learn more on what the aviation sector has to offer. The event area, under a glow of IASA blue, staged top industry experts such as Ralph James, Fergus Wilson, Fiona Taaffe, Dick Forsberg and Julian Balaam. Additionally, there were three panel debates from areas such as Engineering and Maintenance, Piloting and Aircraft Finance.



Selections of topical issues were discussed and debated with the view that the next generation would be made aware as to what’s in store when beginning their own careers. Social media links were maintained throughout the day with the event hashtag #IASAAviationSymposium trending locally. The audience were encouraged to post with the said hashtag to be in with a chance of winning one of three sponsored prizes.


It is without doubt that the role that our sponsors played made the Symposium possible and so thanks must be extended to all of our sponsors; CIT Aerospace, AWAS, Acumen Aviation, Santos Dumont, CAE Parc Aviation, ISTAT Foundation, Engine Lease Finance Corporation and Lufthansa Technik. The Irish Aviation Students Association are privileged to have launched so successfully and to be central to such a well-received and valued inaugural event as we continue to inspire and empower the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals within Ireland.


Platinum Sponsors

emmet-farrelly

Emmett Farrelly
Chief Flying Instructor
Air Corps


Mark Hegarty
Director
Karman Aviation

gearoid

Gearoid O’Briain
Chief Groundschool Instructor
iFly Technology

kyle-johnston

Kyle Johnston
Chief Ground Instructor
AFTA


Diarmuid O’Riordan
Officer Commanding-Air Traffic Control Unit, Air Corps

steve-kelly

Steve Kelly
People and Change Manager – Flight Operations, Aer Lingus


Lance Strong
Vice President Asset Management, AWAS

donal-rogers

Donal Rogers
CEO, Dublin Aerospace

john-fieldsJohn Fields
Line Maintenance Manager
Aer Lingus

tom

Tom Caffrey
Head of Process Improvement,
Lufthasa Technik

tony-meaghar

Tony Meagher
Global Business Development Director CAE Parc Aviation


Richard Hough
Executive Vice President-Technical, Engine Lease Finance Corporation


Aidan Cleary
Configuration Director AWAS

Daniel Kiely

Daniel Kiely
Partner
Mason Hayes and Curran


Sinead Dunphy
Lecturer, IT Carlow


Eoghan O’Driscoll
Senior Regional Director-Technical EMEA and India, CIT Aerospace

yvonne-thompson

Yvonne Thompson
Tax Partner, PWC

ROSSOConnorBW

Ross O’Connor
VP Aircraft Trading
Avolon

ralph

Ralph James
Director Safety Regulation Irish Aviation Authority

dick-forsberg

Dick Forsberg
Head of Strategy, Avolon

fergus-wilson
Fergus Wilson
Chief Operating Officer
Aer Lingus

fiona-taaffe

Fiona Taaffe
Head of IT, AWAS

Gold Sponsors

ISTATfoundation4C

iaa logo

pwc

Guest Speakers

ralph

Ralph James
Director Safety Regulation Irish Aviation Authority

dick-forsberg

Dick Forsberg
Head of Strategy, Avolon

fergus-wilson
Fergus Wilson
Chief Operating Officer
Aer Lingus

donal-rogers

Donal Rogers
CEO, Dublin Aerospace


Mark Hegarty
Director
Karman Aviation

tony-meaghar

Tony Meagher
Global Business Development Director CAE Parc Aviation


Lance Strong
Vice President Asset Management, AWAS

Daniel Kiely

Daniel Kiely
Partner
Mason Hayes and Curran

yvonne-thompson

Yvonne Thompson
Tax Partner, PWC

tony-meaghar

Tony Meagher
Global Business Development Director CAE Parc Aviation

fiona-taaffe

Fiona Taaffe
Head of IT, AWAS

kyle-johnston

Kyle Johnston
Chief Ground Instructor AFTA


Aidan Cleary
Configuration Director AWAS

steve-kelly

Steve Kelly
People and Change Manager – Flight Operations, Aer Lingus

emmet-farrelly

Emmett Farrelly
Chief Flying Instructor
Air Corps


Ross O’Connor
VP Aircraft Trading
Avolon


Sinead Dunphy
Lecturer, IT Carlow


Eoghan O’Driscoll
Senior Regional Director-Technical EMEA and India, CIT Aerospace


Richard Hough
Executive Vice President-Technical, Engine Lease Finance Corporation


Diarmuid O’Riordan
Officer Commanding-Air Traffic Control Unit
Air Corps


Gearoid O’Briain
Chief Groundschool Instructor
iFly Technology


Julian Balaam
Trustee, ISTAT Foundation

Photo Gallery

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Other Events


CV Workshop


15.03.2016 | IAA


Held in and supported by IAA, the workshop’s objective was to attract and help aviation interested students to polish their CVs with the assistance from aviation leading HR personnel. The workshop was delivered over two and a half hours session and it attracted over 35 students. Companies present included: Aer Lingus, Air Corps, CAE Parc Aviation, Horizon Executive Search, PWC



Aviation Quiz Night


7.04.2016 | Hilton Kilmainham Hotel


The aim of this event was to encourage collegiality among students from different colleges, adding a fun factor also, to our association. Students from DIT, UCD, IT Carlow, DCU, UL and Air Corps were present at the event. The workshop was supported by Tifco Hotel group and Karman Aviation.