Industry Steering Committee

Dave Ward

Role: Chairman

Lufthansa Technik

Clodagh Lennon

Committee member


Stephen Langford

Committee member

SR Technics

Mike Byrt

Committee member

Atlantic Aviation Group

Wayne Dignan

Committee member


Owen Bagnall

Committee member

Aero Inspection

Kevin Ryan

Committee member

Part M Aviation

Jules Bishop

Committee member

Boeing Ireland Limited

John Drysdale

Committee member



“In the ever changing aviation environment keeping up to date is key. The training that the Aviation  Skillnet facilitates keeps us at the forefront of the industry and allows us to provide a superior service to our customers.  

The involvement with the steering committee allows us to ensure that the training is both practical and relevant.”
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Owen Bagnell

Ops Manager

“The Aviation Skillnet develops and delivers first-rate training that is applicable to our industry, it also offers members of the network the opportunity to get together and share ideas from a T&D perspective”  

With the funding that is provided by the network , ELFC can offer a wider range of T&D opportunities to our employees via the Aviation Skillnet.”
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Maria Frost

HR Manager

“Training and development is a big focus at Carlyle Aviation Management as we continue to grow and hire more employees. This obviously comes at a cost, and the support the Aviation Skillnet provides is invaluable in ensuring we are able to get the best training available.

Being on the steering committee also allows Carlyle Aviation Management to advise on the training required to ensure Ireland remains as the number one location globally in the sector.”
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Marcus Miller

Vice President Dublin Operations