Mark Shiels

Mark Shiels is an expert on ground support in Dublin and all of Ireland. Mark currently serves as general manager, Universal Aviation Ireland – Dublin. Prior to joining Universal Aviation in 2006, Mark, who is based in Dublin, spent 10 years in the commercial aviation industry. Mark can be reached at markshiels@universalaviation.aero.

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Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Jet Fuel, Security, and Additional Service Considerations

If you are a business aircraft operator traveling to Dublin (EIDW), you should be aware of the local fueling and security processes prior to your visit. For instance, when requesting fuel for either destination or tech stop […]

February 27, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Airport Slots

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Airport Slots

For business aircraft operators traveling to Dublin (EIDW), airport slots are usually easy to obtain, except in cases of inclement weather or peak periods of commercial airline activity […]

February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Prior Permission Required (PPR) is only necessary for certain business aircraft operations to Dublin (EIDW). If your operation requires a permit or PPR, it’s best to begin the request procedure as soon as possible. While EIDW is a straightforward operating environment, it’s important to understand requirements and revision procedures […]

January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

For business aircraft operators traveling to Dublin (EIDW), CIQ clearance is straightforward and quick. In most cases, crew will not be subject to customs/immigration screening on international arrivals. Similarly, no outbound customs/immigration clearance is necessary for either passengers […]

January 9, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Ground Handling 101

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Ground Handling 101

When operating your business aircraft to Dublin (EIDW), advance notification for requesting aircraft handling, parking and fuel uplifts are recommended, while confirmations on credit for fuel and all other services is a must. […]

January 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Operations to Ireland/EIDW – Airport Operations

Operations to Ireland/EIDW – Airport Operations

Dublin (EIDW) is a business aviation-friendly destination with plenty of aircraft parking and full services/credit available. Be aware, however, that aircraft parking charges can be high at this location – depending upon where you park and how long you stay […]

December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More
BizAv Trip Planning Tips: G8 Summit 2013, Northern Ireland

BizAv Trip Planning Tips: G8 Summit 2013, Northern Ireland

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders – including heads of State from Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US – will meet June 17-18, 2013 for the 39th annual G8 Summit. This year’s G8 will be held at the Lough Erne Resort on the shores of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh – about 60 miles (96 km) […]

June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment More