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The Galway Girl hits through the clouds — Community College TY students take to the skies with space projects

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Transition year students at Galway Community College are taking their science practical work to new heights with two space-related projects which will be launched in the coming weeks. A group of TY students at the college plan to send a balloon into space next month to conduct a number of experiments and measurements, while a second group is building a tiny satellite as part of the Europe-wide CANSAT competition.

Shannon flying high

Shannon Airport has received more recognition for the strides made in the 18 months since it achieved independence, claiming one of the top honours at the inaugural Irish Aviation Industry Awards.

Aviation licence extention at Galway Airport ‘buys more time ‘

The Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed the aviation licence for Galway Airport has been extended for a further month, according to Fianna Fáil city councillor Peter Keane.

Man criminally damaged broadband tranmission equipment on hill

An American man who came to Ireland as a volunteer organic farmer but became involved in protesting in north Mayo caused more than €5,000 damage to broadband transmission equipment and fencing on Dooncarton Hill in Erris.

Gort man graduates with flying colours

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A County Galway man graduated with flying colours this week at an Irish Aviation Authority graduation ceremony in Limerick.

JFC’s runaway blimp causes air traffic alert

A blimp bearing advertising for a Tuam based company broke free from where it was tethered at the National Ploughing Championships to roam the air prompting the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to put out an official air-safety alert.

Midlands airport project clears first hurdle

Plans to open an international airport on the Westmeath/ Offaly border became less of a pipedream this week, after An Bord Pleanála decided to grant the €200 million venture “strategic infrastructure” status which will allow the developers to apply directly to the planning board and not have to submit an initial application to the local authorities.

More disruptions at IWAK as ash cancels travel plans

Passengers were thrown into further disarray this week as their travel plans were forced to change on Wednesday following the cancellation of flights from Ireland West Airport Knock due to the plume of volcanic ash over Irish airspace. However by Thursday morning operations had resumed after the Irish Aviation Authority were informed that volcanic ash in the atmosphere, from the Icelandic volcano, had stabilised.

Galway flights resume after airspace restriction lifted

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Flights have once again resumed at Galway Airport, but travel agents in the city are still working around the clock to assist hundreds of customers still stranded in countries around the world due to flight disruptions resulting from the Icelandic volcano cloud.

IWAK flights cancelled as volcanic ash clouded UK and Irish airspace

There was widespread disruption to flights into and out of Ireland West Airport Knock yesterday (Thursday) as a result of a cloud of ash caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland and the Irish Aviation Authority said restrictions in Irish airspace would continue until 10am today (Friday) at the earliest.

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