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Direct Personnel was established in Dublin in 1994 to provide quality recruitment solutions to the aviation industry. But the story actually begins before then!

John Reidy an Irish National, and former executive with Guinness Peat Aviation, met his Dutch business partner Mieke Bougie while overseeing an operation owned by GPA in the Netherlands. Both executives went on to establish the well known company Airflow International, (later to become Direct Airflow) and this is where the Direct Aviation story begins.

While establishing this company in the Netherlands and working with their client airlines, they saw an opportunity in the market and responded to their clients needs for quality recruitment services and Direct Personnel was born.

Direct Maintenance , the well known line maintenance provider, was set up two years later in the Netherlands and is based in Amsterdam and Nuth. The dedicated team secured EASA Part-145 line maintenance approval for the Boeing Family ; B737-300/400/500, B737-600/700/800/900, B747-200/300/400, B757, B767, B777, DC-10 and MD11 aircraft. And Airbus Family ; A320/A330/A340 aircraft. In July 2010 Direct Maintenance received it's FAA Approval for Line Maintenance at Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport. Direct Maintenance now has successful line stations in Amsterdam, Mombassa, Zanzibar, Benghazi and Tripoli serving many client airlines and is in the process of setting up stations at other points around the Globe.

Direct Airflow has gone from strength to strength, supplying the world’s leading airlines with galley equipment, offering certification that meets the full FAA, EASA & CAAC safety standards. Rail companies are supplied by sister company, Direct Railflow.

All of these companies make up the Direct Aviation Group of companies ( based in the Netherlands. Together, we offer the aviation industry a wide range of quality solutions and because of our commitment to quality and outstanding service to our clients; we are one of the leading aviation service companies in the world today.

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Direct Personnel

Direct Personnel International Ltd.
Abco Kovex Building
Swords Business Park
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 1 813 8400
Fax: +353 1 813 8401

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