New air navigation service AirNav officially launched to monitor Ireland’s skies

AirNav Ireland has been separated out as a stand-alone entity from the Irish Aviation Authority

Peter Kearney, the chief executive at AirNav Ireland, said the semi-state planned to train 240 new air traffic controllers over the next decade. Picture: Fergal Phillips

AirNav Ireland, the new air traffic management services in Irish airspace, was officially launched on Friday by the Jack Chambers, the Minister of State for Transport.

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic control services at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports, as well as air space covering 455,0000 square kilometres.

AirNav Ireland’s air traffic controllers at the North Atlantic enroute centre in Shannon handle over 90 per cent of all aircraft that operate between North America and ...