December News Round Up – Atlantic Aviation Group
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December News Round Up


December News Round Up

On behalf of everyone at Atlantic Aviation Group, we extend warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. I would like to express our gratitude to each of our customers for their ongoing support and confidence in Atlantic Aviation Group, as your provider for maintenance, design, CAMO, training, and defence maintenance solutions. We look forward to welcoming you back and working with you again in the coming year. Wishing you a Christmas filled with joy and a New Year filled with good health and happiness

Shane O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer


During 2023 the AAG Commercial team have remained focused on developing long-term partnerships with existing customers while also securing new customers for our expanding Shannon operation, now comprised of two (2) airside hangar facilities with combined capability for 12 lines of heavy base maintenance together with extensive back shop capabilities and ancillary support services (NDT, fabrication, other). Our MRO continues to leverage extensive experience in both Airbus and Boeing with base maintenance approvals for A320 family (CEO & NEO/LEAP) and Boeing 737, 757, 767 and 787 types. We are exploring the addition of services and capabilities on these types during 2024 to drive increased value for our growing customer base. In parallel, we continue to develop our well-established and experienced Cargo base maintenance offering in Shannon and are working on a pipeline of new products and services to better serve this market from 2024 onwards.

The winter base maintenance season is well underway in Shannon with a combination of existing and new customer maintenance programmes in progress. Our Sales team remain available to speak with existing and prospective customers to discuss your maintenance needs, whether large base maintenance programmes or smaller projects such as cabin modifications, aircraft parking and storage needs and so on.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of our sales team in advance, please email

Tooling Loans – Aircraft Tooling, Equipment & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Loans

AAG was delighted to add Aircraft Tooling and Equipment Loans to its portfolio of aviation solutions in 2023. The team attended MRO Europe 2023 to meet with existing and prospective customers and demonstrate how AAG Tooling & GSE loans can support Airline, Lessor and MRO business needs. Our portfolio includes an extensive range of aircraft tooling, equipment, ground support equipment (GSE) and NDT tooling for both Airbus A320 family and Boeing B737, B757, B767, and B787 aircraft types. We have a broad range of B787 equipment including GEnx-1B & Trent T1000 engine change/overhaul/transport equipment as well as equipment cooling cart, hydraulic ground power unit, test sets plus more

To discuss short or long term aircraft tooling and equipment needs, please email

CAMO & Technical Services

As 2023 draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the year. We welcomed new customers (aircraft lessors and airlines) to our existing customer base and with the expansion of our scope of capabilities, provided CAMO Services on different aircraft types. This will be further enhanced with the addition of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 in 2024. Furthermore, the CAMO team is working on a revision of the current CAME to streamline processes and efficiencies.

Members of the CAMO team participated in the Cayman Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) in Dublin recently.  This coincided with the launch of the new VPC online platform.  All current CAMOs are invited to re-apply for current approval for visibility on the new platform.

CAACI recognises the additional complexities involved in transition CAMO and has requested CAMOs to apply for Transition CAMO approval to ensure a more cohesive working relationship between CAACI and CAMOs.  Additional privileges to Transition CAMO include:

  • Aircraft Inspections will be conducted by Approved CAMO staff (CAACI generally perform oversight inspections)
  • Collaboration with the CAMO and Authority will ensure efficiency for project progression and aircraft safety
  • Recommendations will be issued by approved CAMO on the completion of the Aircraft Airworthiness Review Report (a more comprehensive and standardized version of the existing report)
  • Authority will work closely with CAMO to find solutions to issues that arise, particularly in complex situations such as airlines that cease operations and aircraft recovery

If you would like a more detailed update on the Transition Aircraft Workshop and outcomes, please contact

Design Services

In this edition of the newsletter, we begin with a short reflection of progress within the Part 21J Design Organisation team over the past few months. Firstly, we had a restructuring of the team and internal processes to align with current and future EASA requirements. The team has expanded and closed out a significant volume of basic to complex projects. In June, the DOA attended the International Safety Conference organised by EASA and FAA. In October, attended the EASA Certification Conference in Cologne. The premise for attending both events was to ensure we are fully aware and compliant with the latest standards and decisions for rule making, but also future constraints in terms of regulation and industry standards to improve safety and address ESG requirements. Also in October, we had the pleasure of attending MRO Europe in Amsterdam to catch up with our global customers. We had an opportunity to review new technologies for cabin and avionics equipment and share our views on the current trends from a Part 21J perspective.

Looking forward to 2024, our focus will be to expand the current scope and scale of capabilities within the team and continue to engage with EASA for ongoing developments in design, certifications, and airworthiness. We hope to share some interesting developments that will have significant benefits for customers.

If you would like a more detailed update on the Part 21J Design Organisation capabilities, please contact

Part 147 Training

2023 has brought significant change to the training department with the official integration of our two training schools (previously Atlantic Aviation Institute and Shannon Aviation Training Academy) to become one fully integrated training department now known as the Atlantic Aviation Group Training Academy. We have had another successful year in terms of delivering our EASA Cat A1 programmes in both Shannon and Dublin. Just last month,  we also welcomed our newest intake of our BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering which we deliver in partnership with the Technological University of the Shannon. This year also saw the launch of our bespoke Aircraft Technical for Non-Technical Staff course which we delivered to several customers including aircraft leasing companies. A new Safety Management System course was also developed and delivered for the AAG group.  We were also delighted to support SOLAS with the design & delivery of an EASA Part 66 B1 to B2 Accelerated Conversion Programme for apprentices of Ryanair, DAL, Aer Lingus & AAG

2023 was also a busy year for delivery of type courses including B737NG, B767, PW2000 engine, PW4000 engine, B737MAX Differences from B737NG, B767 Differences from B757 and B757 Differences from B767. Several of these courses seen our dedicated type instructors travel to various locations to deliver practical training including Kenya and Cape Verde. We also delivered General Familiarisation and bespoke training for several companies in Ireland and globally. We were delighted to welcome new and returning customers throughout 2023 to include – Direct Maintenance, Nordic Aviation Capital, Eirtech, Parc, Maersk, AMAC, Sky Taxi, Astral Aviation, Engine Lease Finance, Cabo Verde and DHL Bahrain.

For Training queries, please contact