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Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer

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Dublin Airport North Runway Photos

In Construction Package 2 Update released recently by Dublin Airport, they have said substantial progress has been made in the construction of North Runway since the last update in April.  Site clearance has been completed and almost 50 percent of the runway’s sub-base has been laid in preparation for the two separate layers of concrete to be added later in the programme.  The earth and materials from the original 11/29 Runway have been recycled for use on perimeter roads.

Poor weather conditions encountered during May and June resulted in some lost time on the earthworks operation. The daa have agreed with the planning authorities to trial a two-hour daily extension to site working hours between 7pm and 9pm, Monday to Friday, from late-July until the end of August.

When the runway is complete it will measure 3.1km and is estimated it will support the the creation of 31,200 new Irish jobs and generate €2.2bn in additional economic activity by 2043.

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also 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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