Written answers

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Air Navigation Orders

Photo of Seán CroweSeán Crowe (Dublin South West, Sinn Fein)
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To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of requests that were made by foreign aircraft to carry munitions through Ireland in 2012; the number of these that were granted; the breakdown by country; and the number that were for aircraft that landed at Shannon Airport. [11917/13]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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A permit is required under SI 224 of 1973, as amended, for the carriage of munitions on civil aircraft using Irish airspace. The statistics requested by the Deputy in relation to these permits in 2012 are outlined below:

- Number of requests that were made by foreign civil aircraft to carry munitions through Ireland in 2012 - 821.

- The number of these that were granted - 807.

- The breakdown by country of the applicants - USA 758, United Arab Emirates 32, UK 9, Switzerland 3, Russia 2, Portugal 2, Ukraine 1.

- The number that were for aircraft that landed at Shannon Airport - 557.

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