U.S. Military Traffic Through Shannon - 2010 Flight Log Summaries

The total number of US Airforce, Navy or contracted military flights that passed through Shannon in 2010 was down on the 2009 figures. This was due to a large extent to the volcanic ash cloud in April/May. Here is the daily average for each month ...

A summary of the data for each month is given below. For more details contact shannonwatch@gmail.com.

Please note that these figures only include flights recorded by Shannonwatch. The actual numbers of flights may be higher.


Commercial airlines carrying US troops or cargo at Shannon (2010)

MONTH COUNT
December 61
November 58
October 58
September 68
August 81
July <data not available>
June 74
May 41*
April 49*
March 97
February 64
January 92
* Flight numbers down in April and May due to volcanic ash clouds


All US Air Force/Navy aircraft at Shannon (2010)*

MONTH C-130 C-17

C-9

IFR** Exec Jets Other Total
December 1 1 4 0 10 9 25
November 11 0 9 0 3 7 30
October 5 0 2 0 1 13 21
September 3 0 2 0 13 9 27
August 2 0 1 0 6 8 17
July 6 3 6 0 15 10 40
June 8 0 8 0 7 6 29
May 0 0 3 0 6 8 17
April 1 0 6 0 7 9 23
March 9 0 6 1 19 13 48
February 4 1 5 1 9 18 38
January 3 0 3 0 12 9 27

* For information on all aircraft used by the US military see http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/ or http://usmilitary.about.com/od/usmilitaryaircraft/US_Military_Aircraft.htm.

** IFR (in-flight refuelling) aircraft that have landed at Shannon include KC-135 Stratotankers and KC-10 Extenders.

 

 

Commercial airlines carrying US troops or cargo passing through Irish airspace (2010)*

ShannonWatch also keeps track of flights by the US military and its contractors that pass through Irish airspace but do not land at Shannon.

MONTH COUNT
December 170
November 218
October 202
September 256
August 287
July <Data not available>
June 255
May 171
April 211
March 341
February 215
January 279

* Includes flights that passed within a 60 mile radius of Shannon (approximately) or landed at the airport

 

 

US Air Force aircraft passing through Irish airspace (2010)*

 


MONTH COUNT
December 176
November 163
October 169
September 198
September 198
August 186
July <Data not available>
June 174
May 120
April 183
March 259
February 170
January 155

* Includes flights that passed within a 60 mile radius of Shannon (approximately) or landed at the airport

 


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