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Donal O’Shea
Senior Technical Project Manager


Donal joined the Commercial team in 2015 as Technical Project Manager and was appointed to Senior Technical Project Manager in August 2016. Donal has over 17 years’ experience in the aviation industry working in a wide variety of roles. Having initially trained as an Apprentice Aircraft Engineer with Ryanair, he then spent 10 years working as a Certifying Line and Base Maintenance Engineer at CityJet. During this time, he progressed to the role of Structures & Systems Specialist in their Technical Services department. Prior to joining the Santos Dumont team, Donal held the position of Continuing Airworthiness Manager at CAE Parc Aviation. Approved as an ‘ARC’ signatory (EASA Form 4 post holder). Donal has recently worked on several Airbus narrow and widebody deliveries as well as optimisation of asset management services within the lease platform. Currently Donal is leading our CAMO development team bringing online our new service offering to our leasing clients.

Donal holds an EASA Part 66 Licence (Cat. B1, B2 and C) and an Honours Degree in Aircraft Engineering from Kingston University, London.