Watch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest…

first_imgLinkedin 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]last_img read more

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey primed for Liverpool clash

first_img The Canaries have acquitted themselves well so far this season, accumulating seven points from five games to sit ninth – above their opponents on goal difference. But Tettey is under no illusions as to how difficult this game will be, particularly given City have shipped five goals on their last two visits. Press Association Midfielder Alex Tettey acknowledges Sunday’s trip to Liverpool represents Norwich’s biggest test since returning to the Barclays Premier League.center_img He told the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk: “It’s been a good start for us but we’d like to have more than seven points. “The fact we’re disappointed by that shows how well we’ve done. We’ve played some good stuff so far this season and we’re looking to push on now. “We have ambitions to do well and to win games. Against Liverpool we know we have to be at our best to get something from the game. “It’s important for us to be strong defensively but also to cause them some problems. It’s probably our biggest test since we’ve been back in the Premier League. “Liverpool are a very good team and it will give us a glimpse of where we are as a team. It will be tough but this is what we worked so hard last year for. “We want to test ourselves against the best players in the league. They have good midfielders who can keep the ball but personally I’m really looking forward to going against them.” Norwich have striker Lewis Grabban back in the squad after his club suspension while defender Steven Whittaker returns after being banned for the win over Bournemouth. The Scotland international is expected to start with loanee Andre Wisdom ineligible against his parent club while forward Gary Hooper (ankle ligaments) is sidelined for a number of weeks. last_img read more