Atlantic Aviation Group appoints new Technical Services Director

Atlantic Aviation Group appoints new Technical Services Director


Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group have this week announced that Mike Byrt has joined the company as the new Technical Services Director.

Welcoming him to the company Atlantic Aviation Group CEO Shane O’Neill said: “We are delighted that someone of Mikes calibre has decided to join our company. As a group of aviation services, we are committed to providing focused solutions for our customers and we see the arrival of Mike as a big part in this process. His undoubted ability and outstanding reputation across the industry will see our full range of Technical Services grow in line with our ambitious business plans for the future.”

Explaining what attracted him to the company Mr Byrt said: “Everyone in the industry has been watching Atlantic Aviation Group very closely over the past 2 ½ years since they became an independent company. I was very attracted by the ambition and drive of the company as they bid to provide customers with a rounded suite of services for their fleets of aircraft. I am looking forward to becoming part of the story as the company continues to grow over the coming years.”

File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Originally founded in 1962, Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) Group is one of Europe’s leading independent Aviation service providers, offering maintenance and engineering services to international operators of B737, B757 and B767 type aircrafts.

The company employs 220 staff at its Shannon facility, where it has established a strong reputation for quality and technical expertise. In addition to providing comprehensive MRO services, Atlantic Aviation Group supports its customers with a wide range of engineering and technical services and is an EASA approved 147 training organisation, Part 21 Design Services Organisation and a Part M Subpart G and I organisation.


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.