Shannon showcased at major European aviation show

Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Patrick+Edmond+MDShannon’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) is launching a major international campaign designed to showcase Shannon’s aviation facilities and attract new business opportunities to the region.   To kick-start the campaign a team from IASC is exhibiting at the European Business and Corporate Aviation Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 19-21.



EBACE is the largest business and corporate aviation show in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. It brings together aircraft manufacturers, operators and suppliers.



IASC is presenting Shannon’s capabilities for business aircraft owners, operators, and maintenance providers, and in particular is highlighting the benefits of the brand new Irish ‘EJ’ aircraft register for corporate aircraft, which IASC is partnering with the Irish Aviation Authority to promote.


The business aviation sector contributes some €20 billion per year in Gross Value Added to European economies, and supports 160,000 jobs across Europe.  In Europe alone there are over 3,300 corporate and business aircraft, 80% of them flying for governments or large companies.


“Shannon has a lot to offer business and corporate aviation and we would like to see it increase its share of this extremely important business sector,” said Patrick Edmond, MD of IASC.  “Not only are we strategically located between Europe and the US, but we draw on local strengths in aircraft leasing and aircraft maintenance, and many of the companies in the IASC cluster here specialise in this market. We’re attending EBACE to promote Shannon and the new Irish ‘EJ’ business aircraft register, and we look forward to growing our corporate aviation activity further in future.”



Shannon Airport is already a major transit stop for corporate and business aircraft and is the only airport outside the Americas which offers US Customs and Border Preclearance for passengers on business aircraft.  The forthcoming National Aviation Policy will designate Shannon as a national Centre of Excellence for Corporate Aviation, and Shannon Group is committed to developing Shannon’s presence still further in this market sector.



Shannon-based companies active in the corporate and business aviation market already include, among others, Part M Aviation, Private Sky, Westair, Universal, Signature and Quintessentially and the airport is in discussion with others.



Pictured at Shannon Airport is Patrick Edmond, MD of the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).



Source:- Shannon Airport

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