About Us

About Us


A Full Service, Maintenance Check Flight Specialised Operations Organisation

Technical Flight Solutions is a full service Specialised Operations Organisation focusing on the area of maintenance check flights, elective check flights and acceptance (pre and post delivery) flights.

Technical Flight Solutions was born out of the recently introduced EASA regulations surrounding the conduct of Maintenance Check Flights.

  • TFS offers an end-to-end package to airlines, lessors and Maintenance Repair Operations for technical flights requiring aviation authority approval.
  • TFS provides trained flight crew, full operations support and MCF aviation authority schedule acceptance under the umbrella of our SPO.
  • TFS delivers innovative check-flight solutions to meet the ever-demanding needs of Lessors and Airlines all over the world.

TFS offer an unrivalled customer-oriented, full-service approach that is focused on safety, compliance and delivery excellence.

Our aim is to be the number one Special Purpose Operator in providing maintenance check flight services to customers worldwide.

Our mission statement is simple:
Maintenance Check Flights: Safety First, Compliance Assured.

TFS take the pain out of the organisation and conduct of maintenance check flights. We provide the operational support and trained pilots required to conduct such flights. We ensure regulatory compliance through our company Special Purpose Operation structure.

Our focus is on providing a simple solution to a complex problem, giving customers peace of mind that their requirements for MCF operations are conducted to the highest standards possible.

Partnering with TFS will give Airlines and Lessors peace of mind in a complex regulatory and legislative environment.

Who We Are

The TFS team is led by an experienced group of operational, training and regulatory leaders who have worked with major airlines and the leading aircraft manufacturers today.

We are a highly experienced team who have been involved with aircraft deliveries, maintenance check flights and end of lease flights for a number of years and for a number of operators.

We bring a wealth of operational and regulatory experience to the area of maintenance check flights, offering customers the assurance they require when conducting such operations.

Senior Management Team

Donal Young

Accountable Manager

Donal is our Accountable Manager and also holds the post of Nominated Person Flight Operations. Donal has been involved in aviation for over three decades, as a pilot he has accumulated o...
Donal Young

Donal Young

Accountable Manager


Donal is our Accountable Manager and also holds the post of Nominated Person Flight Operations.

Donal has been involved in aviation for over three decades, as a pilot he has accumulated over 15,000 hours flying aircraft such as the Fokker 50, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 and 330. Donal has worked extensively with a major middle-eastern carrier in the delivery of A320 and A330 aircraft and has completed the Airbus In Service Aircraft Test Flight Training Program.

Donal has recently served as the General Manager of an international airline in the Indian Ocean, helping to establish an operation covering both short and long haul. Donal has also taken time to complete his MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) at the acclaimed Smurfit Business School in Dublin, Ireland.

Eoin O'Sullivan

Commercial Manager

Eoin O'Sullivan is our Head of Training/Commercial Manager with more than three decades of experience in Aviation. Eoin has extensive experience in flight training roles operating in Multi-Na...
Eoin O'Sullivan

Eoin O'Sullivan

Commercial Manager


Eoin O'Sullivan is our Head of Training/Commercial Manager with more than three decades of experience in Aviation. Eoin has extensive experience in flight training roles operating in Multi-National operations.

Eoin's background as Head of Training / TRI / SENTRE spans a number of key operational areas such as Maintenance Check Flight Crew Training and Aircraft Deliveries.

Eoin is a current Airbus A320/A330/A340 TRI/TRE maintenance check flight pilot and previous experience operating Boeing 747/737 types.

Marlon Orr

Safety Manager

Marlon Orr is a seasoned aviation executive with thirty years experience comprising of civil aviation regulatory and airline industry appointments.  Twenty-five years in a civil aviation autho...
Marlon Orr

Marlon Orr

Safety Manager


Marlon Orr is a seasoned aviation executive with thirty years experience comprising of civil aviation regulatory and airline industry appointments. 

Twenty-five years in a civil aviation authority regulatory oversight and policy capacity under predominantly the UK CAA and later JAA, EU and EASA European framework. Five years commercial operational experience with Air Seychelles the national international airline in regulatory development, operations support and transformation.

All rounded aviation professional previously qualified and experienced as a CAA inspector and oversight manager for Flight Operations, Flight Crew Licensing, Dangerous Goods, Cabin Safety, Simulator Approvals and Aerodrome standards. 

Sinead Young

Head of Administration

Sinead Young is the Head of Administration for Technical Flight Solutions. Sinead brings over 15 years of administrative experience in office management, human resources and accounting. She assists...
Sinead Young

Sinead Young

Head of Administration


Sinead Young is the Head of Administration for Technical Flight Solutions.

Sinead brings over 15 years of administrative experience in office management, human resources and accounting. She assists in the implementation of the companies policies and procedures, manages and oversees the implementation of HR policies, programs and practices within the company.

She maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing.

Fred Gregory

Head of Operations Asia/Pacific

Fred is our Head of Operations Asia/Pacific with more than 19 years experience in Aviation.  Having worked for many major airlines including Qatar, Etihad and Hong Kong Airlines he b...
Fred Gregory

Fred Gregory

Head of Operations Asia/Pacific


Fred is our Head of Operations Asia/Pacific with more than 19 years experience in Aviation. 

Having worked for many major airlines including Qatar, Etihad and Hong Kong Airlines he brings extensive worldwide operational experience to Technical Flight Solutions.

Fred is a current Airbus A320 and A330 TRI with over 11,000 hours flying. He also holds a degree in Software Engineering & Business.

John O'Shea

Head of Operations Africa, Middle East and India

John is our Head of Operations Africa, Middle East and India. He brings over 40 years experience in senior management roles in Aviation. John worked as Director of Flight Operations of Pa...
John O'Shea

John O'Shea

Head of Operations Africa, Middle East and India


John is our Head of Operations Africa, Middle East and India. He brings over 40 years experience in senior management roles in Aviation.

John worked as Director of Flight Operations of Parc Aviation,the largest provider of contract flight crew and airline operations support in the World.

John moved to Director Sales OSM Aviation looking after Norwegian Airlines and its staff and then assisted with further training set ups in numerous european countries.  

He has also filled the role of Deputy Chief Executive ASL Airlines Hungary, focusing on flight operations, HR, training and CAMO.  

More recently, John has established an Aviation Consultancy and General Transport Support company.