AvioFit Team

The team behind AvioFit is consisted of highly-skilled individuals with a passion for aviation. Our skills and field of expertise combined with the company's vision is what makes AvioFit unique and successful. Our goal is to shape the world of human performance in the aviation industry through educating flight crew about the importance of physical and mental wellbeing and readiness.

Managing Team

Valentina Fitzpatrick

Founder & CEO

My extended experience as Flight Attendant has given me a deep understanding of our unique fuselage environment.

I am a qualified Simtech Aviation CRM Instructor also currently upgrading my skills with ICAO TIC 1-2 and TDC.
I qualified at UCD as Personal Trainer to further develop my understanding of physical performance.
I have created an additional module to CRM training, giving Pilots & Cabin Crew a broader view in response to our fuselage lifestyle.
I solely collaborate with experienced Pilots & Cabin Crew, Human Factors & Performance specialists, Aviation Psychologists and CRM Instructors. I also work with a small chosen team of fitness specialists: Sport Physiology & Practical Fitness experts.

We take pride in working closely within regulations by building strong and long-lasting relationships with our main government body the IAA & EASA. We have a loyal and trusted bond with Airlines SOP's application and managements.

Aviofit is created by Aviators for Aviators with the core of the company being Pilots & Cabin Crew.
We, Aviators are the ``only experts capable of finding solution to our own unique environment``.

Andreea Slabutu

Branding & Marketing Executive

Andreea has extensively built her marketing skills and knowledge across various industries such as aviation, travel and Wi-Fi sector.

She holds a MSc. in Digital Marketing with Smurfit Graduate Business School, a BSc. in Supply and Logistics and a diploma in Business Management with DIT.

Currently she is the Founder & Managing Director of the WiFicandy, a startup that provides short-term wifi rental service to individuals and businesses.

Until recently she performed as the Head of Marketing of IASA for almost 3 years, a successful non-profit aviation association that is bridging the students passionate about aviation with the industry, through events & workshops.

Additionally for the past 4 years as part of Travel WiFi, Andreea has hugely contributed to the business development, branding and marketing of the business, which has been nominated for 2 Awards in 2017.

Alongside she is providing marketing consultancy to startups and SMEs while still working on additional projects that she is very passionate about.

Her role within AvioFit is to strategically develop the company’s brand and to delegate marketing strategies such us campaigns, events, PR and digital marketing that are aligned with the company’s goals.


Viktorija Kaprale

Aviation Psychology Consultant

Over 13 years' experience of working as a Cabin Service Supervisor in one of the largest airlines in Europe. Fluent in 3 languages: Latvian, Russian and English.

Viktorija achieved a BA (Hons) in Psychology at Dublin Business School and she is also holding a Life Coaching Certificate. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Additionally she has participated in Gestalt Psychotherapy training course for Personal Growth and Development and is now a member of European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP)

Passionately interested in Aviation Psychology and keen to make a positive contribution to this field through AvioFit.


Board of Advisors


Bernice Moran Deneve

Owner of The Be Sweet Company & Virgin Airways Pilot

Bernice is a multi-talented, successful Airline Pilot with 20-years experience in the aviation industry. Being a Pilot at Virgin Airways and also a skilled retail expert in E-commerce, make Bernice a unique entrepreneur. Her wide range of skills vary from Aircraft Maintenance to Flight Training.

In 2013, she set up The Be Sweet Company, taking the globe by storm! She proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in English Literature & Geography from UCD.
Bernice is a savvy, smart & innovative business owner whose passion, commitment and drive makes her one of the most prominent Business Women in modern times.

She has joined the AvioFit Board Of Advisors, bringing her invaluable reserve of knowledge and expertise in both Aviation and Business Development. Bernice's energetic personality and incredible journey becomes an inspirational force in AvioFit's journey in shaping the future of Aviation Wellbeing & Performance.


Declan Dooney

Pilot Recruitment Consultant

Declan started his career with Ryanair in early 1988 as a baggage handler. Moving up through the organisation he worked in Check-in , Training, Sales and Human Resources. He was Pilot Recruitment Manager prior to leaving and joining Brookfield Aviation as Commercial Manager. Brookfield supplied contract pilots to Ryanair and the business grew over a seven year period to become one of the the largest pilot contracting agencies in the world.

In 2011 Declan founded Excel Aviation an aviation recruitment and employment agency. Over the last two years he has leveraged his significant experience and expertise in providing consultancy services to the aviation industry. Having spent 12 months as CEO of Simtech Aviation in Dublin he is currently supplying his services to Ryanair in the area of airline acquisitions.

Declan has joined the Board of Advisor's at Aviofit and we are delighted to welcome his unrivalled expertise and experience, broad knowledge base and enthusiasm into the organisation. We look forward to having his support as we seek to build Aviofit into an industry leading business in the area of performance improvement through physical and mental well being.