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Meet Our Team

Lynda Boylan

Chief Executive Officer

Simtech Aviation is led by Lynda Boylan, a global executive with extensive experience in the travel and aviation industry. She spent 20 years in a variety of management roles at travel technology company Amadeus IT Group, based in Madrid, Spain, Skillnet Ireland and Manna Drone Delivery.

Paul Townsend

Financial Controller

Paul joined Simtech Aviation in 2022 as Financial Controller and oversees all accounting and financial functions. Paul is a qualified accountant and prior to joining Simtech he worked at Gunn Lennon Fabrication Ltd., a specialist construction company.

Sé Pardy

Accountable Manager

As Accountable Manager, Sé is responsible for the technical oversight of the ATO and Simulator Standards, He currently flies short haul routes on A320s.

Ciaran Ivory

Head of Engineering

Ciaran is Engineering Manager and has worked with Simtech for 14 years holding roles as Junior Engineer, Senior Engineer and Safety Manager before taking the role of Engineering Manager.

Captain Pat Lanigan Ryan

Head of Training (HT) and Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)

Pat is Head of Training and Chief Flight Instructor, with over 20 years’ experience in flight operations, management and training. Prior to joining Simtech, Pat was a Line Training Captain with an Irish airline, where he was Chief Training Captain and CFI of the company’s ATO. He holds ATPL, TRI, TRE, TRES, MCCI and CRMT qualifications.

Bob Sheehan

Compliance Monitoring Manager

Bob is Compliance Monitoring Manager and has worked with Simtech for 17 years. With 45 years in aviation working with Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta, previous roles have included Engineering Manager and Flight Simulator Engineer.

Ingrid Fives

Marketing Manager

Ingrid is responsible for marketing Simtech to Airlines, Flight Schools, Student & Professional pilots. She has worked in international sales and marketing for 20 years, running her own businesses, marketing hotels, schools and theatres across Ireland & Europe.

Daniela Behan

Sales Manager

Daniela works closely with Flight Schools and Student Pilots who are interested in doing their MCC course at Simtech, and is also the driver behind Simtech’s social media presence. She has nearly 15 years’ experience in Aviation, worked as cabin crew at several airlines and ran her own social media and photography company.