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Patrick Edmond - MD International Aviation Services Centre, at Shannon Airport. Photograph by Brian Arthur/ Press 22.

Campaign to showcase Shannon’s aviation facilities

Shannon’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.

An IASC stand at the European Business and Corporate Aviation Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva next week marks the start of the campaign..

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.”

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