General Aviation

Published on September 17th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Airspace Change Proposal Delay

The IAA has said there will be a two-week delay to the Airspace Change Proposal that was due to be published on Thursday 9th September. The Authority has said the delay is due to the high number of submissions and comments received as part of the public consultation. The proposal will now be published on 23rd September with a Teams briefing taking place on 30th September. Comments on the published designs can be made until 21st October with the final design being published on the 4th November. It’s planned that the new airspace will come into effect on 24th February 2022. FII understands there were 92 submissions containing 864 comments.

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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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