APC founder, Captain Andy O’Shea FRAeS along with ASG Managing Director, Diarmuid O’Riordan have unique experience and connections in the airline industry. This partnership will allow them to leverage these wide-ranging resources so that APC members and ASG trainees benefit from introductions to well-known airlines throughout Europe and the best possible start to an airline pilot career.
Commenting on the announcement, APC founder and CEO, Captain Andy O’Shea said “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our partnership with ASG. I am very aware of the quality that Diarmuid O’Riordan and his team provides to ASG students. We are excited to give our members access to these and other ASG training services".
Diarmuid O’Riordan, ASG’s founder added: “We’re excited to be partnering with the APC. The modular flight training market can prove to be a real challenge to navigate for prospective Pilots with the many options, permutations, and potential pitfalls. The wealth of industry knowledge, training acumen, and experience that both Capts. Andy O’Shea and Petter Hörnfeldt bring to student Pilots is immense. By becoming an APC member, future Pilots can effectively reduce the risks associated with what is a sizable investment – the APC vets its partner ATOs and accepts only those who share their philosophy towards training quality and student success. Moreover, before spending significant sums of money, students who complete APC’s indicative assessment receive a realistic appraisal of their suitability for the role of an airline pilot and, therefore, their likelihood of achieving employment in the future”.
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Notes to editor:
Captain Andy O’Shea is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Chairman of the EASA Aircrew Training Policy Group and is widely regarded as a leader in the pilot training industry. He is an experienced Airline Pilot, Instructor, Senior Examiner, and airline pilot training manager. He has been a professional pilot for 40 years including 27 in Ryanair. As Ryanair’s Head of Training for 18 years he managed the training of over 10,000 low-hour pilots as they transitioned successfully from initial qualification to their first Airline Pilot job.
Diarmuid O’Riordan, ASG’s founder, is an Airbus A330 airline pilot having previously operated as an Airbus A320/321neo pilot and Type Rating Instructor (TRI) with an international airline. He retired from the military as Officer Commanding of the Irish Air Corps’ Air Traffic Control (ATC) Unit and continues to exercise the privileges of a Swiss Civil Air Traffic Controller Licence which has instructor and examiner endorsements in all ATC disciplines.
ASG is an Approved Training Organisation of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) permitted to deliver training for the award of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Since its foundation in 2015, ASG’s approach to ATPL training has been characterised by providing students with a bespoke, high quality, and personalised training experience. The training philosophy is to provide premium quality instruction which will benefit prospective airline pilots throughout their career in aviation, from job interview to operations as an Airline Pilot, and not simply to pass the theoretical knowledge examinations.
Class sizes are limited to ensure the optimum learning environment. The ASG team supports students throughout their ATPL training journey and deliver the highest standards of theoretical knowledge instruction. The team of 25+ instructors are operational in the aviation industry and include: current airline pilots, type rating instructors, aircraft and avionics technicians, human factors specialists, military pilot instructors, aeronautical engineers, and air traffic controllers. Our professional team truly differentiates ASG from other training providers; each instructor is chosen for their subject matter expertise and practical industry experience—invaluable resources to the student experience and helps to bring the ATPL subjects to life.
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