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AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services including: Air Traffic Control Flight information Alerting and search and rescue services Aeronautical information North Atlantic Communications

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Air Traffic Management

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services in the 451,000 km2 of airspace controlled by Ireland. This airspace forms a crucial gateway for air traffic between Europe and North America.

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Flight Planning

Welcome to the AirNav Ireland Flight Planning area. This section contains allow pilots to file, change, delay or cancel flight plans.

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Aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits, but it can also have detrimental impacts on the environment. We have a critical part to play in driving down emissions and delivering a sustainable future for the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of engineers do AirNav Ireland employ?

We employ Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEPs), also known as Systems Monitoring and Control Engineers. 

Our ATSEPs are responsible for the operational maintenance and reliability of our ground based telecommunication systems, navigation aids, radars and computer networks provided by AirNav Ireland for the safety and regularity of air traffic. They are the first line of contact for fault and outage reporting by the air traffic control (ATC) station manager, adjacent ATC providers and other external third party organisations. 

What hours do ATSEPs work with AirNav Ireland?

Approximately 25% of ATSEPs work shift duties (ATSEP Level A Engineers) while the remainder work principally 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday (ATSEP Level A and Level B Engineers).

What does the ATSEP Level A role involve? 

ATSEP Level A engineers play a key role and have responsibility and accountability for the monitoring and control of all operational ATM equipment / systems which ensures the highest safety standards are always maintained.

They are the first line of contact for fault and outage reporting by the ATC station manager on duty, adjacent ATC providers and other external third-party organisations and service providers. 

Upon fault identification, they are the first line in the expeditious restoration of faults. 

What is involved in ATSEP training and what is the duration?

The formal ATSEP Level A, System Monitoring and Control training is broken down into a structured programme in alignment with EU regulations for air navigation services egineering competency and involves: 

  • Basic training
  • Qualification shared (includes human factors, information system security, functional system safety)
  • Qualification SMC
  • SMC surveillance S/E (system and equipment)
  • SMC navaids S/E
  • Comms S/E
  • Flight data processing systems S/E
  • Networks and security S/E

Following on from this, a period of on-the-job-training (OJT) not less than four weeks per trainee will occur. During this time, a comprehensive OJT checklist will be completed. Upon completion of this checklist, a final checkout exam will be undertaken.

What are the shift rotations of Dublin and Shannon once training is completed?


In Dublin, a 4 on 2 off shift is in place. This involves a 9-week cycle of evening, swing (morning and evening with the afternoon off), morning, night, rest day, rest day.

For two of the 9 weeks, rostered staff may be required to provider cover for other staff on training, leave or for other reasons. For one week of the 9, flexible short notice attendance (flexi - 1 hour call in) will apply.

Ballycasey, Shannon 

In Ballycasey, the shift consists of a 5-week cycle of 7 evenings, 7 rest days, 7 nights, 7 rest days, 5 days, 2 rest days.

An additional 2 cover week and a week of short notice attendance make up an 8-week cycle in total. 

Will I require accommodation while I am in training?

Accommodation while in training is the responsibility of the candidate.

How does annual leave work during training?

During training, annual leave days are specified by the training coordinator(s). Annual leave has been provided for and incorporated into the training schedule.

Once training is completed, A/L requests are subject to the normal roster rules for leave. 


What are the benefits to working as an ATSEP Level A engineer with AirNav?

Some of the benefits of working as an ATSEP Level A engineer include:

  • Working in a rewarding and challenging role, in a safety critical environment, as part of a team.
  • Working on leading edge, advanced safety critical systems.
  • Completing a comprehensive and highly structured engineering training and career development programme to achieve ATSEP Level A and thereafter Level B accreditation.
  • Opportunities to learn and work on a broad range of systems.
  • Highly competitive salary and access to overtime with excellent terms and conditions.
  • A hybrid pension scheme is in place with a defined benefit and defined contribution arrangement.
  • Onsite gymnasium equipped with cardiovascular and weights areas.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Tax saver bus and rail initiatives.
  • 31 days annual leave per year (SMC/ATSEP Level A Engineer entitlement).
  • Employee wellbeing and employee assistance programmes.