We are an Irish-based aviation training provider committed to offering quality courses to those looking to start or develop a career in aviation. We offer a number of training programmes designed to promote high quality learning leading to a successful career in aviation. 

Air Academy Ireland came from the business concept initially named Air Academy Finder (AAF) founded in 2014 in the Republic of Ireland. With a passion for aviation, the company founders had an idea to connect the world to Irish aviation training providers, who have a great reputation in the marketplace for safety and other key standards. As English language proficiency is in many cases a barrier to beginning a career in aviation, the company decided to assemble an experienced academic team and form AIR ACADEMY IRELAND, which is now the main Aviation English provider in the Republic of Ireland.

Our partners are established aviation and education organisations from the Irish and international markets. They have been carefully selected to ensure you have all the expertise and experience needed for an exceptional learning experience.

Offering a variety of bespoke programmes, AAI can advise you on where to obtain the qualification you need based on your background and professional goals. From Airline Training Centres to Universities, one of them will be the perfect choice for you.

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  • Empower people with the best pathway to their professional career development.
  • Provide qualification and valuable learning experience to worldwide audiences through our tailored programmes and highly professional services.
  • Connect educational organisations to future aviation professionals, matching well prepared and able professionals with the right employment opportunities.


  • Be acknowledged as a market leader in aviation qualifications and exchange programmes in Ireland.
  • Be recognised by educational organisations, aviation professionals and prospects as an outstanding partner and training provider.


  • Self-development and continuous professional growth;
  • Ethics in all relationships;
  • Innovation, growth and profitability;
  • Commitment to safety and the quality of our services.


Peter Lyall

Non-Executive Director

I am passionate about aviation and equally so about passing on my knowledge and experience to others.

I started my career in 1977 as an Airframe technician in the Royal Air Force (RAF), a few years later further training added Propulsion (engines), Electrical and Avionics systems to my skillset. After 23 happy years with the military, leaving with the rank of Chief Technician I joined an Airline as an Engineering Manager. I now had to juggle aircraft, spares, manpower, and budgets to keep the flying programme running.

I began teaching technical subjects to engineers in the early 1990s and having secured my TEFL certificate, I started teaching Aviation English in 2011. It gives me great satisfaction to see students understand the subject matter and enable them to have a successful career.

John Nolan

Non-Executive Director

John is an A330 Captain with Aer Lingus where he operates long-haul routes.

He has been flying for over thirty years and with over 13.000 hours flying experience, he has flown Piper Tomahawk Seminole; Cessna – 310; Boeing 737-200/300/400/500; Boeing 747 – 100/200; BAe -146; Airbus A320/321 and Airbus A330 -200 and 300.

John is Principal and Director of Charter Aero Medical and owner of Universal Healthcare Partners LTD – Irish owned companies providing medical services to the aviation industry throughout Europe.


Silas Lima

Managing Director

Junior Silva

Marketing Executive