Academy of aviation

Academy of Aviation is a new training provider based at The Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport. The focus is to deliver quality aviation induction programmes to those interested in taking a step towards an exciting career in:

  • Airport Passenger Services (Check-in, Boarding & Arrivals, Security and Ramp Agent)
  • Cabin Crew – Air Stewardess/Steward, Air Hostess/Host, Flight Attendant
  • Flight Dispatch

Our training coaches are industry experts in their specialised areas and have a passion for imparting their experience and knowledge to enable you to succeed in this exciting industry.

Courses have been specially designed to give our students the necessary tools and confidence to take the next step towards securing a position in the career of their dreams.

Student success is our number one priority and we are proud to have the support of many Recruitment Consultants, Airlines, Handling Agents and Aviation specialists which means taking that next step has just become easier.

All major airlines, handling agents and aviation specialists have recruited successful students from the Academy of Aviation so get your passport to success today!

Academy of Aviation have partnered with some of Ireland’s leading colleges enabling them to become industry leaders by incorporating the AOA training programme into their FETAC Travel & Tourism/ Aviation programmes.

About Ruth Thewlis

34 years’ experience in aviation, management & training. A driving force behind the success of ATRS Ltd. which was established in 1999, Ruth has now launched her own aviation training company specialising in ground operations and cabin crew induction courses.


Ruth’s personal qualities and business acumen have been the core of her success. These qualities include, professionalism, honesty, attention to detail and a determination for continuous improvement. She endeavours to maintain and develop excellent relations with students and her clients and strives to provide highly motivated talent to the aviation and airport industry.


In 2008, Ruth joined the Dublin Airport Authority’s VIP & Protocol team and subsequently went on to manage the department(s). Her planning and execution through Dublin Airport of high profile delegates attending the OSCE, EU Presidency, G8 Summit and many official state movements including the visits of President and First Lady Obama in 2011 & 2013 led to her receiving the DAA recognition award for her contribution to the success of ‘the President’s visit to Ireland’. Ruth also received recognition from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the White House for her ‘contribution, skill and expertise’ during the President’s Irish visit.


In her new role as Proprietor of AOA, Ruth brings with her 24yrs training experience and over 34yrs practical industry based aviation expertise ensuring all students of her academy benefit from her vast knowledge and passion for the exciting world of aviation.