Published on June 26th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer

Senator calls on Minister for Transport to open Baldonnel to Commercial Flights

Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann, has suggested that the government move to open Baldonnel to commercial flights. Speaking in Seanad Éireann, Senator Ó Céidigh suggested a second Dublin Airport as a possible solution to the anticipating growth in passenger numbers and the increasing rotations.

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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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