Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Military Aircraft Landings
152. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 99 of 1 July 2014, the number of occasions on which each country of origin's military aircraft landed at Shannon in the past 12 months. [29803/14]
As outlined in Question 99 of 1 July 2014, which contained information on landings at Shannon Airport and overflights of Irish airspace, my Department grants permission for the landing of foreign military aircraft at Shannon Airport subject to the condition that the aircraft are unarmed, carry no arms, ammunition or explosives, do not engage in intelligence gathering, and that the flights in question do not form any part of military exercises or operations.
The number of occasions on which permission was granted for aircraft of the countries concerned to land at the airport is outlined in the following table.