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The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial semi-state company employing approximately 650 people at six locations around Ireland.

The IAA has three main functions:

  1. The provision of air traffic management and related services in Irish controlled airspace,
  2. The safety regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland and
  3. The oversight of civil aviation security in Ireland.

The IAA receives no State funding. Its revenues are generated through charges and fees raised from its airline customers and regulatory clients in respect of its operational and regulatory activities.

Collectively management and staff ensure the Authority is true to its mission statement:

“The Board and staff of the Irish Aviation Authority are committed to providing efficient and cost-effective safety regulation of the Irish aviation industry and to providing, on a sound commercial basis, safe, efficient and cost-effective air navigation services, which meet the needs of our customers. The Authority aims to be a world leader in its field.”