Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

261. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the new runway at Dublin Airport will provide enough take off run available for wide body aircraft in the global civilian fleet operating on long haul and ultra-long haul routes. [42667/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

262. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the new runway at Dublin Airport will provide enough take off run available for wide body aircraft in the global civilian fleet operating on long haul and ultra-long haul routes, operating at their maximum take-off weight, even in typical Irish weather of low atmospheric pressure and wet conditions, for example, a wet runway. [42668/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

263. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the displaced threshold on the new runway at Dublin Airport will interfere with the ability of all wide body aircraft currently in the global civilian fleet operating on long haul and ultra-long haul routes to land, operating at their maximum landing weight, even in typical Irish weather of low atmospheric pressure and wet conditions, for example, a wet runway. [42669/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

264. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that all wide body aircraft currently in the global civilian fleet operating on long haul and ultra-long haul routes will be able to return in an emergency shortly after take-off to the new runway 10L/28R at their maximum landing or take-off weight. [42670/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

265. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the landing distance available on the new runway at Dublin Airport (details supplied). [42671/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

266. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the landing distance available on the existing runway at Dublin Airport (details supplied). [42672/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

267. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the proposed reduction in rapid exits from four to two on the new runway 10L/28R will have an impact on the operational efficiency of the new airport. [42673/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 261 to 267, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy is aware, daa holds statutory responsibility for the management, operation and development of Dublin Airport, including the delivery of the North Runway project.

I am aware, however, that daa has liaised as appropriate with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) with regard to the relevant aspects of the design. Through engagement with IAA my Department understands that the daa North Runway Project is compliant with the Certification Specifications provided for in Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. 

I have forwarded your question to daa for direct reply. If the Deputy does not receive a reply within ten working days, please advise my Private Office.