Published on September 17th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin North Runway Photos and Runway 28 to be Re-Designated

Roadbridge, one of the main contractors involved in the construction of the North Runway at Dublin Airport have released some new aerial photos outlining progress on the project. Take a look at our previous update from June 2020 to see how the project has progressed. Earthworks and Drainage are substantially complete, with Pavement Quality concrete and electrical works well advanced.

As a result of this development, and to reduce the threat of the runway been mistaken by pilots as an active runway, runway 28 is to be re-designated 28L and 10R from the 8th October. The new North Runway will be designated 28R and 10L and is expected to be open to aircraft in late 2021 or early 2022.

This key piece of national infrastructure includes the construction of a 3,110m runway approximately 1.69km north of the existing main runway, within the existing Dublin Airport landbank.

Roadbridge involvement with the project began in December 2016 when they were awarded the North Runway Construction Package 1 (NRCP1) enabling works contract, prior to being awarded the main works contract (NRCP2) in September 2018 with the runway scheduled to be completed in 2021. The main construction package is a joint venture comprising of Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC).

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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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