James joined IBA Group in 2021 as a Graduate Trainee joining the Technical and Asset Management department. James holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick. During the final year of his studies, James undertook a specialised ‘Foundations of Aircraft Leasing’ module, while also managing UL’s Design, Build, Fly project run by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
In 2019, James completed a work placement with Aegean Airlines S.A. in Athens as an Aircraft Engineer. James performed maintenance tasks & checks on Aegean’s A320 fleet and IAE V2500 engines, gaining practical experience following an EASA B1 training programme.