About Us


The Irish Aviation Students’ Association is a non-profit entity, established and run by a group of dedicated third level students from various universities and colleges around Ireland.
IASA’s main purpose is to connect aviation-passionate students with the Industry, and to discover and develop opportunities that will shape the future of aviation in Ireland and beyond.

Our Aims


We are governed by the following aims:

  • To raise awareness to the industry as to the number of students involved in aviation-related courses
  • To highlight the roles available to students who want to pursue a career in the aviation industry
  • To discuss the current issues and developments faced by the industry so to identify future trends
  • To discover how students can effectively contribute to the development of the aviation sector
  • To inspire the next generation of aviation professionals
  • To facilitate networking between; students, lecturers and professionals
  • To identify how the industry can create more opportunities for students
  • To encourage capital fundraising to support innovative projects and scholarships
  • To endorse the provision of internships

Our Vision


Our vision is to help Ireland continue to provide the best expertise in the field of aviation by empowering the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals to be heard by the industry and to enable greater collaboration for a brighter future

Our Team


Daniel Tetis

Chairperson

Kate Iarajuli

Secretary

Aaron Gilmartin

Treasurer

Elizabeth Shields

Head of Marketing

Jack Caffrey

Head of Engagement

Saoirse Kearney

Student Engagement Coordinator

Colin Mcnelis

Industry Engagement Coordinator

Dáire Mooney

IT Officer

Eoin Collopy

Events Officer

Michéal Sharkey

Marketing Officer

Martin Flannery

Marketing Officer

Aaron Jones

Engagement Officer

Dermot Foley

Engagement Officer

Callum Winship

Engagement Officer

Darragh Cronin

Engagement Officer

Josh Reynolds

Engagement Officer

Solomon Obadimu

Engagement Officer

Non-Executive Committee


Bridget Corry

Chairperson 2017-2018

Shane Gorman

Treasurer 2016-2018

Gareth Lau

Chairperson 2018 - 2019

Cian McHugh

Secretary 2018 - 2019

Industry Advisory Committee


Yvonne Thompson

Aviation Finance Leader, PwC

David Swan

Chief Operating Officer, SMBC AC

Andrew MacIntyre

Adjunct Professor, DCU

Mickael Melaye

Managing Director, Airbus Helicopter International

Joe O'Mara

Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing, KPMG Ireland

Susan Bradford

Chief Human Resources Officer, DAE Capital

John McCormack

Assurance Partner – Audit Services, EY Ireland

Our Co-Founders


Alexandra Slabutu

Co-Founder

Carl Lynam

Co-Founder

Andrei Jatariu

Co-Founder