IRELAND | Dublin
Dublin International Airport

Sean Raftery, Managing Director; Mark Shiels, General Manager

Welcome to Dublin!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dublin Airport, where we want our excellent customer service and our first-rate facilities to leave a lasting impression.

Our philosophy is simple: to take the burden of operational requirements away from visiting crews and to ensure that all passengers experience a seamless turnaround.

While an aeroplane is being prepared, our VIP transfer vehicles are available to take passengers to our private facility, which includes two lounges, WiFi and flat-screen TVs, and a complimentary customer car park. Operationally, we have two Jet A-1 fuel trucks on request 24/7 to ensure the timely departure of clients who need to travel on short notice.

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

Sincerely,

Mark Shiels

General Manager
Universal Aviation in Dublin

Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Ireland

  • We operate ground support facilities at EINN and EIDW.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Language spoken English
Customs and immigration? Yes
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? No
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? Yes
Direct ramp access? No
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes
Additional capabilities Dedicated jet fuel trucks; newly refurbished facility

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 15,000 kg or more than 30 pax seats
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II: No restrictions
RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace: Yes
8.33 MHz channel spacing: Required
Airport fire protection category: EIDW: 9

Directions

Directions to airport

Start out at Trinity College, Dublin. Turn right. Drive onto Saint Andrew Street. Turn left onto Church Lane. Turn right onto the N81. Continue onto the N11. Continue onto the N1. Continue onto the M1 (signposted, “M1″). Leave the M1 at Junction 2, then merge onto an unnamed road (signposted, “Airport.”) At the airport roundabout, take the second exit. Continue onto Swords Road. Stay in the left lane. Turn right at the traffic light at the intersection. Drive for 200 yards. In quick succession, turn left, then right, then left again. Universal Aviation is located a short distance away on the lefthand side.

Directions to office

En route to the terminal, Universal Aviation is located 1/4 mile from the main airport entrance. From the airport, turn right and follow the road to the crossroads junction. Turn right and head straight for 200 yards. In quick succession, turn left, then right, then left. Universal Aviation is located on the left-hand side.

Facility contact information

Universal Aviation Dublin
Universal House
Corballis Park
Dublin International Airport
Co Dublin
Republic of Ireland

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0800 – 2200 (24 hours on request)
Airport restrictions? No
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? Yes
VIP passenger lounge? Yes – Two passenger lounges are available.
VIP crew lounge? Yes
Air conditioning? No
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers Yes – 1,942 titles from 97 countries in 57 languages available
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? No
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

Dublin Airport (EIDW) has introduced new
security procedures for GA traffic

As of May 2012, all outbound passengers and crew will now need to be fully screened and must comply with the same security protocols as commercial passengers. Previously, this was not a requirement and passengers and crew were allowed to proceed out to the aircraft without any screening. Business aircraft operators should anticipate that extra time will be needed to clear security. If you have questions about these changes, please contact us by phone at +353 1 8145777 or send us your questions online.

Recent articles discussing operating in Ireland

from our Operational Insight blog

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Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 4 – Post-Clearance Procedures

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Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 3 – Pre-Clearance Process

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For business aircraft operators pre-clearing U.S. Customs at Shannon (EINN), it’s important to be aware of all aspects of the process prior to landing in order to avoid day-of-operation surprises and to ensure that the pre-clearance goes as smoothly and quickly as possible… Read more.

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 2 – Setting Up Pre-Clearance

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Now that you understand the U.S. pre-clearance basics at Shannon, Ireland (EINN), there are general guidelines to be aware of when setting up U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance at EINN… Read more.

Shannon U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance: Part 1 – Pre-Clearance Basics

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Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Airport Slots

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For business aircraft operators traveling to Dublin (EIDW), airport slots are usually easy to obtain, except in cases of inclement weather or peak periods of commercial airline activity… Read more.

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Flight Permits and PPRs

Prior Permission Required (PPR) is only necessary for certain business aircraft operations to Dublin (EIDW). If your operation requires a permit or PPR, it’s best to begin the request procedure as soon as possible. While EIDW is a straightforward operating environment, it’s important to understand requirements and revision procedures… Read more.

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)

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Operating to Ireland (EIDW): Ground Handling 101

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Operations to Ireland/EIDW – Airport Operations

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Operations to Ireland – Hotels, Local Area & Culture

Operations to Ireland – Hotels, Local Area & Culture

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Operations to Ireland – Permits, PPRs and Airport Slots

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Operations to Shannon, Ireland – Airport Operations & Security

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Requesting Jet Fuel and Other BizAv Services in Ireland

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Understanding Ground Handling at Ireland Airports

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance got off to a slow start when it was first introduced in 2010. During this introduction phase, many operators found the process troublesome and time-consuming, but things have changed over the last year. It’s now possible to pre-clear at Shannon (EINN) in about half the ground… Read more.

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at EIDW
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Ireland
Main office: Dublin, Ireland
ICAO: EIDW
Other office(s): Shannon (EINN)
Locations served: All of Ireland
Radio frequency: 131.59 MHz
SITA: N/A
General manager: Mark Shiels
Phone: +353 1 8145777
+353 1 8145771
+353 86 856 5713 (24 hour)
Fax: +353 1 8145780
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