IBGAA is an outward-looking, all-Ireland association; therefore, our role is to promote the island of Ireland as a centre of excellence for business and general aviation, aircraft leasing, charters, and finance. It is vital that we nurture collaboration across our industry and ancillary sectors to further establish Ireland as not just an appealing destination to visit, but also a hub for business and trade in Europe.
As the only English-speaking country left in the EU, we must intensify our collective efforts to capitalise on new opportunities to attract companies who wish to invest and do business in an English-speaking, European location.
In addition to being the home of leading MNCs’ European headquarters and offering one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Europe, Ireland has multiple strategically located national, regional and local airports and can offer efficient and hassle-free travel to and from the USA through Shannon Airport’s CBP preclearance services.
These are invaluable strengths, which equip and empower us to develop Ireland into an international base for business and general aviation, and it is imperative that they are proudly and actively promoted across the globe.