Published on March 4th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer0
Storm Emma Aviation Photos
It has been an unprecedented few days for aviation in Ireland with weather cancellations and diversions at a level not seen for many years. As we gradually start to return to normal, we have put together a compilation of photos and videos from airports around the country. If you have any to add, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Air Corps
The Irish Air Corps were on standby to provide aid to the civil powers throughout the poor weather. Snow clearing took place at Baldonnel to keep the ramp and hangar areas clear so helicopters could remain operational. Air Corps 112 based at Custume Barracks in Athlone also remained operational throughout the weather. The photos below show the extent of the snow that needed to be cleared.
#AirCorps112 took in the sights of a winter wonderland this morning while it returned to its base in #CustumeBarracks.
Posted by Air Corps 112 on Saturday, 3 March 2018
The runway at Coonagh just outside Limerick was buried under snow.
Cork Airport received a significant amount of snowfall which lead to a suspension of operations for almost two full days. As Dublin and Shannon opened early on Saturday morning, further snowfall from Friday into Saturday morning prevented the airport from reopening until Saturday afternoon.
Current view of the ramp this evening.
Posted by Cork Airport on Thursday, 1 March 2018
While technically Dublin Airport did not close during the weather disruption, all airlines suspended operations. Gate and taxiway congestion lead to long taxi delays causing issues with holdover times for departing aircraft, particularly during the heaviest snow. Staff at the airport cleared over 400,000 tonnes of snow from 600 acres of airfield.
Stormy conditions on the airfield at Dublin Airport tonight. #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast #Snow
Posted by Dublin Airport on Thursday, 1 March 2018
Ireland West Airport Knock