Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (139, 140)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

139. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of military aircraft that requested to land at an airport here in 2017; and the number that were granted permission to land, by month, country of origin and the airport they landed at. [9339/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Clare Daly

Ceist:

140. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of military aircraft that passed through Irish airspace without landing at an airport here in 2017, by month and country of origin. [9340/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 139 and 140 together.

The Air Navigation (Foreign Military Aircraft) Order gives the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade primary responsibility for the regulation of activity, both landing in the State and overflying the State, by foreign military aircraft. During 2017, my Department received 515 requests for landings by military aircraft at airports in Ireland. Of the 515 landing requests received, 1 was refused and 15 were cancelled.

During 2017, there were 1,749 overflights of Irish airspace by military aircraft in accordance with permissions granted. The details are set out in the tables below broken down as appropriate.

Landing Details 2017

Country

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

Airports

Bahrain

1

1

1 Shannon

Belgium

2

1

3

3 Shannon

Canada

1

1

1

2

2

2

9

5 Shannon,

4 Dublin

Czech

1

1

1 Dublin

Egypt

1

1

1

3

3 Shannon

EU

1

1

1 Dublin

France

3

2

3

6

2

5

3

1

1

5

4

35

17 Shannon, 11 Dublin,

1 Galway,

6 Cork

Germany

3

2

1

1

1

8

3 Shannon,

4 Dublin,

1 Casement

Italy

1

2

2

2

7

5 Shannon,

2 Dublin

Jordan

2

2

2 Shannon

Monaco

2

1

1

1

5

3 Dublin,

1 Casement, 1 Cork

Netherlands

1

1

1

1

1

5

2 Casement, 3 Cork

Norway

1

1

1 Casement

Palestine Auth

2

2

2 Shannon

Poland

2

1

1

4

4 Dublin

Slovenia

1

1

1 Dublin

Spain

2

2

4

4 Dublin

Switzerland

2

2

1 Shannon,

1 Knock

Turkey

1

1

2

2 Dublin

Ukraine

1

1

1 Shannon

UAE

2

2

2 Dublin

United Kingdom

3

2

2

1

2

1

11

2 Shannon,

1 Dublin,

7 Casement, 1 Cork

United States

31

41

49

38

34

25

28

34

35

35

39

16

405

402 Shannon, 3 Casement

Total

40

48

57

51

43

40

34

41

44

48

51

18

515

Over flight details

Country

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

Australia

1

2

1

2

6

Bahrain

1

1

Belgium

1

2

5

4

1

6

2

21

Bolivia

1

1

Brazil

1

1

Cameroon

2

2

Canada

1

2

2

5

3

2

1

16

Czech

1

1

1

1

2

6

Colombia

1

1

Cyprus

2

2

Egypt

1

4

1

3

1

3

1

2

2

1

19

France

2

1

2

2

3

4

2

9

9

4

2

2

42

Germany

3

3

3

10

2

7

3

5

4

6

6

1

53

Ghana

2

2

Greece

1

2

2

2

7

Hungary

1

1

2

3

7

India

2

2

Italy

3

1

6

4

4

2

1

3

24

Iran

2

2

Iraq

2

2

2

6

Ivory Coast

1

1

Jordan

2

4

4

2

2

5

5

1

4

2

31

Lebanon

2

2

Luxembourg

1

1

Malaysia

2

2

Mali

1

1

Mexico

2

1

3

Netherlands

2

2

1

1

1

2

9

Nigeria

1

1

Oman

2

2

Pakistan

4

4

Poland

1

1

1

3

Slovak Rep

2

1

1

1

3

2

2

2

2

16

Spain

1

1

2

Switzerland

2

4

2

2

10

Tunisia

2

3

1

2

8

Turkey

2

1

1

4

Ukraine

1

1

UAE

1

1

United Kingdom

2

1

2

5

United States

92

98

71

85

102

129

150

175

156

190

106

66

1420

Vietnam

1

1

Total

106

112

97

109

122

170

174

211

211

225

137

75

1749