Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Questions (415)

Catherine Connolly


415. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if permission was given for munitions or explosives to be taken through Shannon Airport on an aircraft (details supplied) which landed at the airport on 15 November 2019 from Tulsa and travelled on to Tel Aviv on 16 November 2019; the cargo the aircraft was carrying; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48652/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

An exemption for the carriage of munitions of war, pursuant to Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Orders, was not sought by the civil air operator in question for this flight. 

The operator provided a prior notification to my Department of a planned technical stop at Shannon Airport, and detailed that their cargo consisted of wing sections for business jets and other associated parts, so the need for an exemption under the Order did not arise.