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

Safety Week events promote security, health

first_imgEric Richelsen Saint Mary’s Safety Week aims to raise awareness about student safety on campus through a variety of creative and fun events this week. The Student Government Association (SGA), Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), Campus Security and the Health and Counseling Center will all be sponsoring events.SGA representative and junior Mimi Nary said the events will focus on issues including personal health, driving safety and campus responsibility. “We hope students will learn something new and utilize many of the resources that both Campus Security, Health and Counseling and BAVO offer,” she said.  First year student Jane Horak said she plans attending several of the Safety Week events.“I am excited that Saint Mary’s is hosting its first Safety Week and looking forward to learning about safety awareness,” she said. “Also, I am looking forward to the chance to learn more about BAVO.”Starting today, Safety Week kicks off with the Notre Dames’ “Talk it Out Tuesday” at Stapleton Lounge in Le Mans Hall, according to a list of events distributed by SGA. The discussion will focus on the prevalence and problems with sexual harassment. Wednesday, students will be given the unique opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with Saint Mary’s security staff in Vander Vennet Theatre. Thursday, BAVO is sponsoring a make-your-own-trail-mix event where students can learn more about the Belles Against Violence Office. The event will be in Conference Rooms A and B in the student center from 10 to 12 p.m.To wrap up the week, the Health and Counseling Center will host a make-your-own-first-aid-kit in the Student Center. Students can participate by going to the Student Center between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.SGA representative and senior Mati Dages said student government hopes to increase programming for Safety Week in the coming years. “We hope to expand safety week in the future, working with more partners, but this year we wanted to ask students to take a moment to consider their safety and how they can help promote a safe campus and live a safe life,” she said. Tags: BAVO, Safety Week, sga, SMClast_img read more