IAA Website - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:01 AM

An airship is defined as a power driven lighter than air aircraft. These are subject to European regulations. There are no airships currently registered in Ireland. 

There are no training facilities based in Ireland at present. Persons wishing to obtain a pilot licence from the IAA on this category of aircraft should contact the Authority's Flight Crew Licensing Office with a view to making an agreement on training requirements appropriate to the intended use (i.e. private or commercial) to be undertaken at airship training facility abroad.

An airship with a gas cubic capacity exceeding 3,000 cubic metres shall not be moored at any place within the State without the permission of the Authority and then only subject to such conditions as may be imposed by the Authority.

The Licensing Office can be contacted at licensing@iaa.ie or 01 603 1109

Should any operator or person require permission to moor an airship, they should contact: 

Flight Operations Department
Irish Aviation Authority
The Times Building 
11-12 D'Olier Street
Dublin 2

Email: fod@iaa.ie

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