Linkedin Print Facebook “We’re delighted to play our part, we have stayed open here to ensure we can facilitate cargo coming in like this with vital PPE for the health services,” she said.Pointing to the almost 70 aircraft parked up at the airport, Ms Considine noted in what is a “tough time for aviation” the arrival of the Antonov AN-225 created “great excitement about the place”.Niall Moloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Airport Operations highlighted Shannon Airport staff “have been working on the front line ensuring the safe arrival of PPE cargo flights since the start of the crisis”.“It’s an incredible aircraft and when you see ut in the taxiway here it dwarfs anything else on the airfield. When you take its enormous size into perspective, it’s almost unbelievable that it can get up into the skies, let alone be as graceful when ut’s up there,” he said. WhatsApp Email Advertisement NewsHealthVideoWatch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest single delivery of PPE into IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – June 10, 2020 4006 Twitter The Antonov AN-225 carrying PPE for Ireland. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe world’s largest aircraft, Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport at approximately 2pm today carrying the largest consignment of Personal Protective Equipment to be flown into Ireland on a single flight.Carrying almost 900,000 medical gowns for distribution in Ireland, it is second plane carrying PPE to arrive in Shannon Airport in the past few days, the last being a Boeing 737 which arrived on Monday, June 8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine told the Limerick Post the 3.2-kilometre runway is something “we are very proud of, and we love to see it used”.With the longest runway in Ireland, Shannon Airport is the only facility capable of taking in the 276 foot Antonov AN-225 aircraft. Previous articleSpike Lee’s editor to deliver editing workshop for local filmmakersNext article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]
The BC Civil Liberties association is questioning the dismissal of 60 workers from an Encana Dry-camp earlier this month. As reported last week, on March 4th, security personnel at a pipeline construction camp 120 kilometres East of Fort Nelson, conducted a search of living quarters, and discovered a ‘number of violations’, and a ‘substantial quantity of liquor’, resulting in the expulsion of 60 workers. In solidarity with their co-workers, another 40 then chose to leave the camp of their own volition. The RCMP was on hand for the search and expulsion, but did not get directly involved. Now, the BC Civil Liberties Association is wondering whether or not Encana had the legal authority to conduct a room-search. – Advertisement -BCCLA Policy Director Michael Vonn says “Encana Officials may have overstepped their bounds, when they entered the workers’ living quarters.” On Friday, Encana spokesperson Alan Boras had this to say regarding the policies in place at company dry-camps. [asset|aid=1123|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=050524d0a22a60b0237d2f634cfe0331-Alan Boras 3_1_Pub.mp3] The employees were part of the company’s Willbro’s Group. They were working on a pipeline project in the Horn River area.