Foynes Air Show Receives IAA Award

Foynes Air Show Receives IAA Award

Press Release, 1 June 2015:

“On Thursday, May 28th 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin, Burlington Road, the cream of Ireland’s aviation sector were recognised and celebrated in front of an audience of almost 650 senior executives. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Richard Curran, and with the attendance of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, 19 prestigious trophies were presented to the very best leaders and organisations within Ireland’s aviation industry.

Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG Group with Margaret O’Shaughnessy and Brian Cullen of the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum.

The sponsors, The Irish Aviation Authority, gave a hearty congratulations to the winners and commiserations to all who were not successful this time round.”

Foynes Air Show was one of 5 short listed in the category General and Sport Aviation Award.

The others were Bray Air Display, National Flight Centre, Executive Helicopters, National Microlight Association of Ireland.

Mr Eamon Brennan, CEO, IAA announced the winner: FOYNES AIR SHOW

Mr Brian Cullen, Chairman, Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum went on stage and accepted the trophy from Mr Eamon Brennan, CEO, Irish Aviation Authority, Sponsors of the awards.

Also in attendance were Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Air Show Director, and Brid & Tadhg Moriarty, Approved Productions, the Event Managers for the Air Show. Great excitement to win such a prestigious award on our very first AIR SHOW. We spoke with Minister Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and with Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG who both hope to attend this year’s Air show.

Minister Pascal O’Donohoe tweeted the following:

@FoynesAirShow congratulations on your award. No surprise. Hope to join you this summer.

Shannon Airport received the Aviation Sustainability & Environment Award and

Mr Willie Walsh received the Outstanding Contribution to Irish Aviation Award

A Wonderful night and Foynes was delighted to be part of these outstanding awards.A big Thank you to all our Air show Sponsors and supporters and to Approved Productions for their expertise and management of the event.

The 2015 Air Show took place on Sunday July 26th and our main Sponsor was Limerick City & County Council. We are greatly indebted to them for their support and look forward to another great show in 2016.

Learn more about the IAA Aviation Industry Awards…