New appointment at International Aviation Services Centre

New appointment at International Aviation Services Centre


John Drysdale has been appointed Business Development Manager of the IASC cluster – Photo: Diarmuid Greene

Shannon Group plc has confirmed the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for its International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) Cluster.

John Drysdale, an experienced  will be central to the development of IASC cluster and will be responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities worldwide within the range of activities covered by IASC.

John will work closely with the business units of Shannon Airport and Shannon Commercial Properties to develop and grow the IASC Cluster and attract new aviation and aerospace partners and tenants to Shannon Airport and the Shannon Free Zone (SFZ).

He will also work with the existing members of the IASC cluster to support your businesses in any way we can and help to grow the cluster in Shannon for the benefit of all the aviation and aerospace companies in the region.

John is an experienced licensed Aircraft Engineer starting his career in 1991 as an Aircraft Technician with Shannon Aerospace Limited and gained significant experience and knowledge as his career developed in Shannon Aerospace.

As Sales and Marketing executive with the Atlantic Aviation Group, John gained a reputation for commercial awareness and lease industry aircraft transitions amongst the aviation sectors key stake holders.

During this period John grew a strong network of relationship with industry professionals throughout the globe. Since August 2015 John worked as an Aircraft Technical Consultant in the Technical Records, Airworthiness and Design sectors adding significant experience and knowledge as well as contacts to his portfolio.

John will continue to grow and develop these relationships for the benefit of the Shannon aviation and aerospace cluster. He will be based in the new Shannon Commercial Properties office located in the Group’s recently refurbished Universal House property in Shannon Free Zone West.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.