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IAA 'still short of staff two years after Rescue 116 crash'

Review criticises delay in separating Aviation Authority's safety and commercial operations

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Shane Ross. Picture Credit: Frank McGrath

Shane Ross. Picture Credit: Frank McGrath

Shane Ross. Picture Credit: Frank McGrath

Air navigation services run by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have not been adequately resourced and were still suffering from staffing shortages for at least two years after the Rescue 116 helicopter crash, according to a Government review.

The review for the Department of Transport also calls for a "just culture body" which is "robust" to be implemented as soon as possible to protect pilots and other crew members who make confidential reports on safety concerns.

And it criticises delays in separating the State aviation authority's conflicting functions of safety regulation and commercial operations.