Biography of Joe McDermott
Joe McDermott is based in Dublin, Ireland, the epicentre of the international aircraft finance & leasing industry. He has worked in operations, business development, sales & marketing with a number of FBOs including Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The organisation specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. Global FBO Consult is an IBAC IS-BAH (International Standard – Business Aviation Handling) I3SA affiliate.
He was a member of the business aviation expert panel at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) 2016, the premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. A founding member of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA) he is currently its CEO & Chairman. He is also a member of the Council of European Business Aviation Associations.
Joe McDermott is General Aviation Editor at Flying in Ireland Magazine & a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Bluesky Business Aviation News, Business Airports International, Globalair.com, European Business Aviation News (EBAN) & has written feature articles for P1 & historic aircraft magazine FlyPast.
Voluntary positions include; Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder & Event Co-ordinator of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers Detachment in the USA.