10 March 2023
The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, T.D., has today announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Hynes as the Chairperson of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA); and the appointment of Mr Bryan Bourke as Chairperson of AirNav Ireland, a new commercial semi-state body which will incorporate the air navigation and air traffic management services functions of the IAA.
I am delighted to appoint Rose Hynes to the Board of the IAA for a five-year term. I wish her well in the role as Chairperson of Ireland's single aviation regulator, who are responsible for aviation safety, security, economic and consumer protection functions. Securing Ireland's international reputation as being to the forefront of aviation regulatory high standards will be central to the role - Minister Ryan.
Rose has significant private and public sector experience as a chairperson, and that wealth of experience will be invaluable in steering the new single aviation regulator in its initial years as a consolidated regulator.
I also wish to congratulate Bryan Bourke on his appointment for a five-year term as Chairperson of AirNav Ireland. Bryan’s expertise in governance matters will be important in ensuring that this newly established commercial semi-state body plays a vital role for the State in providing safe, efficient and sustainable air navigation and air traffic management services in Irish-controlled airspace and aeronautical communications services for the Shanwick Oceanic region of North Atlantic Airspace.”
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers T.D. added:
“I would like to extend my congratulations and best wishes to both Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke on their appointments. I look forward to working with them as they take on these important roles.
The establishment of a single aviation regulator and AirNav Ireland as provided for under the Air Navigation and Transport Act 2022 will provide a more coordinated and coherent institutional framework for the aviation sector.”