Published on August 28th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


New Dublin Control Tower Timelapse Video

The Dublin Airport Control Tower is required to facilitate parallel runway operations at Dublin airport and to ensure appropriate visibility of runways manoeuvring and apron areas. The new facility will be ready for current runway operations during the first half of 2020 and will be ready to facilitate parallel runway operations by 2021 when the Northern parallel runway is introduced at Dublin Airport. The new tower is 86.9-metre-high and during construction required over 11,000 tonnes of concrete and 300 tonnes of structural steel. The crane used to build the tower stood at 100 metres tall and following completion now becomes the tallest occupied building in Ireland.

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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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