Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Appointment Process for Chair of Irish Aviation Authority: Engagement with Department of Transport

Mr. Fintan Towey:

I know that issues have arisen in the past and arise from time to time in the sense that it is sometimes difficult for small regional airports to recruit air traffic controllers because of the opportunities that exist in the bigger airports and in the bigger air traffic control centres. I know in those circumstances the Irish Aviation Authority has previously provided assistance to the smaller regional airports where necessary. However, I am not aware of any specific problems right now.


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