Shannon Airport can become global centre of excellence for aviation
A leading international aviation expert has said that Government is on the right track in creating an aviation centre of excellence at Shannon. Speaking at the opening day of the two-day Shannon Airport and Shannon Development "Irish Business Aviation Convention" at Dromoland Castle Hotel, Aoife O'Sullivan, partner with Europe's largest aviation specialist legal firm Gates and Partners, said that Shannon has a golden opportunity to become an international crossroads for business aviation.
Ms O'Sullivan, who is also Chairperson of the European Business Aviation Association Finance and Leasing Group, said that there should be strong focus, in particular, placed on business aviation, not least on the potential to become a global registration and delivery location for the industry and enjoy significant benefits from this.
The Convention is being attended by over 100 delegates from the business aviation sector both in Ireland and globally, including representatives of some of the industry's most successful operators.