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Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer

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Dublin Airport Runway 10/28 Construction Project

Dublin Airport Authority have released a video showing the work that goes into upgrading a busy runway at a major international Airport. Almost every night since last November, a construction team of up to 200 people has been hard at work doing exactly that. The job must be done at night as the main runway 10/28 has to close to allow for the work to take place.

The 18-month runway upgrade, which includes a complete resurfacing and the installation of new ground lighting systems, is essential to ensure that Dublin Airport’s main runway can continue to operate safely. Runway 10/28 opened in 1989, handles about 95% of all flights at Dublin Airport and is a critical piece of Ireland’s national infrastructure. This is the first time that the runway has had a full overhaul.

The numbers:

  • 200 construction workers
  • 150 pieces of machinery safely moved on and off the runway every night
  • 100,000 tonnes of new asphalt
  • 200 km of new electrical cable
  • 10 km of new electrical ducting
  • 1,700 new LED lights
  • 66% reduction in energy usage

Resurfacing Dublin Airport’s main runwayPosted by Dublin Airport on Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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