About Us

A global leader of contract aviation recruitment. Ryan aviation formed by industry professionals. We provide a comprehensive list of services to our clients and candidates within the aviation field.

Mission statement

We are committed to providing high-quality service to meet the specific requirements of our clients in this volatile environment.

  • Maintaining mutual professional client/candidate relationships on an ongoing basis
  • Striving to excel in our commitment to the client’s needs
  • Represent our candidates in a fair and favourable manner
  • Alleviate issues faced by airlines and personnel in a timely and proactive manner

Our team

Ciaran Ryan

Director & Company Founder

Ciaran Qualified as a commercial Pilot in 2003. He worked in pilot recruitment with a leading Aviation Recruitment company in Dublin until 2005. He then joined an ACMI Airline based in London Southend Flying the Bae146 & Avro RJ. He founded Ryan Aviation Recruitment in 2009 and has overseen the companies strategic growth to date. He has worked for a number of European carriers specialising in ACMI, VIP and scheduled passenger operations. In 2018 Ciaran completed his B737-300-900 type rating and is a current line pilot across all types. He holds an ATPL (A)

Barry Usher


Barry Usher








Barry has a BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick, an EASA B1 maintenance license and an FAA A&P license with Inspection Authorization. He previously established a Part 145 approved maintenance organisation and grew it to the point of sale to a US Multinational company. Barry then spent 5 years in senior management roles including 3 years as a HR Recruitment Executive. He will graduate in Q4 2019 with a Diploma in Employment Law. Barry is responsible for the Executive and Engineering Divisions of our company.

Edwina D’Souza

Head of Recruitment









Edwina joined Ryan Aviation in April 2018 where she started working remotely handling end to end recruitment for Pilot, Executive and Engineering verticals. Before joining Ryan Aviation, Edwina had 5 years’ experience in the Outsourcing industry where she had successfully placed over 300 candidates within EMEA, LATAM and APAC geographies. She has mentored new hires internally for Ryan Aviation and has acted as a Business Partner for clients in the aviation industry. She has completed her MBA in Human Resources and is a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new forms of dance and travelling.

Sreelaxmi R

Aviation Recruitment Consultant

Sreelaxmi has completed her MBA in Human Resource and has more than five years of work experience in this domain. She is proficient in the areas like Recruitment & Selection, Induction and training need analysis across industries like consulting, media, staffing and recruitment. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music and read.

Jacqueline Doory

Head of Finance









Jacqueline Doory trained as an accountant with CIMA (Chartered Inst of Management Accountants) in London 1996. When Jacqueline returned to Ireland in 2000, she completed the Tax Technicians Course with the Irish Tax Institute and followed on from this with an Advanced Diploma with Ulster University and MBA (Masters Business Administration) with Athlone Institute of Technology in 2012.
Jacqueline has worked with several different companies in the Private Sector and has been with Ryan Aviation Ltd from the beginning supporting the Finance & Strategy side of the company.

Graham Gill

Head of Compliance

Graham qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Ireland in 2002 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2005. Graham has over 20 years experience working as an accountant and tax advisor. Graham has experience in dealing with a diverse portfolio of clients both in Ireland and abroad and has also been with Ryan Aviation ltd form the beginning.


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