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    MechSoc Aviation Talk

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    MechSoc Aviation Talk

    • 21 Sep 2016 to 21 Sep 2016
    • Room 121, UCD Engineering Building
    • MechSoc

    Event Description

    Hi guys, For our first official event of the year, we invite you to a talk about the not so well-known aviation industry in Ireland presented by Mr. Keith McKercher from Eirtech Aviation, who are based in Shannon. Eirtech Aviation is a world leading specialist aviation services company, who work with international airlines such as Etihad Airways, private operators and aviation leasing companies across the globe, providing tailor made engineering and aircraft finishing services and asset management solutions that ensure regulatory compliance. They have over 20,000 sqm of paint hangarage for wide and narrow body and regional aircraft across four central European locations. Ireland as a whole, is a major player in the aviation industry. It is considered the birthplace of aircraft leasing and recognised as the number one location worldwide in the sector. We are home to one of the largest airlines in Europe and also one of the largest in the world in terms of passenger numbers. Many of the world’s largest airlines are headed by Irish executives. And to most people’s surprise, we lead the way in the world of airport retail. However, many people are unaware that their degrees are an essential part of this business, and are of the opinion that only engineers and pilots will find careers in the industry. UCD currently does not have an undergraduate course focused solely on aviation, compared to DIT or DCU. However, UCD offers an array of undergraduate courses that are employed directly within the aviation industry. This ranges from Commerce, Engineering, Science and Finance. Students graduating from these programmes are highly sought after by the aviation industry. Mr. McKercher will closely discuss about the aviation industry  in Ireland and its importance. We look forward to seeing you all there this Wednesday at 5pm in room 121 in the Engineering building. MechSoc