Julie Garland

Julie Garland

Founder & CEO At Avtrain


Julie is the Founder and CEO of Avtrain whose mission is to encourage prolific drone operations and keep the skies safe through the highest standards of training and certification.

She is a former Airline Training Captain, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Barrister at Law and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; prior to undertaking her position as CEO of Avtrain she was the Director Compliance for Norwegian Air International. She is the founding and current Chair of the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland and sits on the Board of Directors of JEDA – Joint European Drone Associations as the Irish representative and is the JEDA representative on JARUS.

Avtrain hold an approval as Recognised Entity issued by the Irish Aviation Authority for the grant of Open A2 and all Specific Category Authorisations & Light UAS operator Certificate (LUC) and independent verification of compliance with Operational Safety Objectives to a high level of robustness. They live by the 3D’s – If it is Dull, Dirty or Dangerous then a drone should be doing it. Avtrain is a consortium member of Future Mobility Campus Ireland Air based at Shannon Airport where they are pushing the boundaries in autonomy and Advanced Air Mobility.

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The challenge of ground infrastructure integration

  • 18 November, 2022
  • 10:20 - 11:00