EirTrade Aviation is an aviation technical asset services and trading company with operations in Dublin and Knock Airport, Ireland. EirTrade’s role is to optimise client asset value through various service offerings.


Ken Fitzgibbon

CEO & CO-Owner

Ken Fitzgibbon has 30+ years aviation experience and has traded over $3 billion worth of engines. In 1984 he joined Airmotive Ireland, dealing in subcontract, purchasing and repair of material. He set up 56 Parts Supply in 1994 and established himself as a recognised industry professional in aircraft & engine teardown, repair and consignment.

Ken joined EirTrade in 2011.

Patrick Jordan

Chairman & Co-Owner

Patrick Jordan moved to the UK in 1988 after college, and remained there until 1991. Easy Access Ltd. was set up in 1992, which was then sold to Siteserv in December 2006. Patrick acted as Chief Operations Officer for Siteserv from 2007 to 2012, before moving to Angel (Minority) Investments in 2013.

He bought Transaero in 2015 which was rebranded as Atlantic Aviation Group. Patrick became a shareholder, co-owner and Chairman of EirTrade in 2019.

William Thompson

EirTrade USA Director

The Director and Co-Owner across the pond at EirTrade USA, Bill has pioneered the company’s expansion into the USA. Bill has a strong pedigree and wealth of experience having worked in the aviation aftermarket for over 30 years and is highly skilled in deal origination.

The history of EirTrade

2010 - 2015

2016 - 2018

2019 and Beyond


  • Technical storage
  • Consignment programmes
  • Technical services –  back to birth & current market asset valuations
  • Engine, aircraft and parts’ trading
  • Aircraft storage & disassembly
  • End of life programme management


EirTrade’s clients include the world’s leading airlines, leasing companies & MROs