Our radio officers are based in our North Atlantic Communications (NAC) centre in Ballygirreen, Co. Clare and facilitate communications between air traffic control and flights in the Shanwick Oceanic Control Area on the North Atlantic. Up to 90% of flights between Europe and North America pass through this area and at peak times, our radio officers communicate with over 40 aircraft per hour.
The North Atlantic Communications centre is known as Shannon Aeradio or Shanwick Radio (ICAO code: EIAA).
Radio Officers are recrutied through our Training as a Radio Officer (TARO) Programme. Applicants must have passed at least five subjects in the Leaving Certificate (Mathematics essential) with a minimum of a H5 grade in at least two higer level papers. An equivalent second level qualification is acceptable, however, English language proficiency is essential.