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


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.

William Thompson

EirTrade USA Director

The Director 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