IT Carlow Wins Aviation Industry Awards


IT Carlow Wins Irish Aviation AwardThe Dept of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Institute of Technology Carlow is on a high after winning the Safety Award at last week’s Aviation industry Awards which took place in Dublin.

The Institute was up for both the Aviation Academic Education Award and the Safety Award, which it won on the night. The Safety Award shortlist is on the back of a research project completed by Dr. Dorel Picovici, a lecturer in the Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering.

The ceremony saw trophies awarded to some of Ireland’s most deserving aviation companies over the past year, including work by Aer Lingus, Avolon, Stobart Air, George Best Belfast City Airport, and Dublin Airport, amongst others. An independent panel of recognised and expert judges representing the aviation industry sector determined the winners. 

This is the second time Institute of Technology Carlow has won at the Aviation Industry Awards. In 2015, it received the Aviation Academic Education Award that officially recognised IT Carlow as the leading aerospace education facility in the country.

“I was delighted to have had the opportunity to manage the Aircraft Vehicle Detection (AVoiD) research project. I am thankful to all involved and very proud that it received the Safety Award”, commented Dr. Dorel Picovici

“IT Carlow is thrilled to receive another prestigious Irish Aviation Award and the Department extends its congratulations to Dr. Dorel Picovici for the win and his great research work that underpinned winning the Safety Award”, said Dr. Frances Hardiman, Head of Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Technology Carlow.