Dublin Aerospace founder Conor McCarthy appointed chair of Stobart Air

  • Conor McCarthy appointed chair of Stobart Air.
  • Founder of Air Asia X and Dublin Aerospace

Dublin Aerospace founder Conor McCarthy has been appointed chairman of the board of Stobart Air.

Conor McCarthy CEO of Dublin Aerospace

McCarthy has 39 years’ experience in the aviation industry, and has previously acted as CEO of Aer Lingus Commuter and as Director of Group Operations for Ryanair. Conor is currently Executive Chairman of Dublin Aerospace and Managing Director of PlaneConsult, which provides a range of consultancy services from airline start-ups to restructuring turnarounds to a range of airlines across the world since 2001.
McCarthy is a co-founder of AirAsia with Tony Frenandes in 2001, now Asia’s largest and most successful low-fares airline, with 210 aircraft and 65m passengers a year.
In 2009, Mr McCarthy founded Dublin Aerospace where he remains Executive Chairman. He was awarded EY Irish Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) for the success of Dublin Aerospace, which recently announced the recruitment of another 150 skilled aerospace professionals.
Stobart Air operates 860 flights weekly across 43 routes throughout 11 European countries from bases in England and Ireland.
Stobart Air operates under the Aer Lingus Regional brand as part of a franchise agreement with Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus, as well as operating Flybe routes from London Southend Airport, and the Isle of Man. The airline employs over 570 people.
Warwick Brady, CEO of Stobart Group said, “Stobart Air is already Europe’s largest ATR operator, and we will benefit greatly from Conor’s experience, contact base and independent advice.”
Graeme Buchanan, Managing Director of Stobart Air said: “he will greatly assist us in achieving our business goals for 2018 and into the future.” 




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