Plane Pull in Aid of Aoibheann's Pink Tie - Dublin Aerospace - 26th July 2019 #fightlikeachild

Press Diary Date - Plane Pull in Aid of Aoibheann's Pink Tie - Dublin Aerospace - 26th July 2019 #fightlikeachild

What:                   The Plane Pull – 165 metric tons!

Where:                 Dublin Airport – Hanger Five

When:                  Friday 26th July 2019

Time:                    12 noon – Plane Pull 12.30pm (attendance 10am)

The Reason: Fundraising

Pulling Teams:     Dublin Aerospace, DHL, DAA, Swissport, Dublin Fire Brigade, Boeing, Gardai – 25 people per team and 10 metre Pull!

Restriction:          Press must pre-register for airside clearance 10am!

The Background:

Jimmy Norman, father of Aoibheann, and the co-founder of charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, tirelessly continues to fund-raise for the children of St.John’s Ward in Crumlin Hospital.

As an Engineer in Dublin Airport, working in Dublin Aerospace, Jimmy came up with the idea of a Plane Pull. This year, the 4th year of the event, is the biggest ever with 8 teams competing, to pull this Monster, the DHL A300 Aircraft, for a 10 metre stretch.

Dublin Aerospace will cease operations for 4 hours – will encourage 300 staff across all Airport operations to compete – and will supply Pizza to everyone!

A huge team-building exercise, and a massive opportunity to talk about the continued achievements of the voluntary team at

Press Notes:

  • The Children of St.John’s Ward and their parents will be hosted in Dunboyne Castle on the morning of Friday 26th July for Breakfast, and then transported to Dublin Airport, with Garda escort. Press are welcome to attend.
  • If you wish to attend, you must register with Aileen Eglington, AE Consulting, in advance, as pre-clearance for Security must be done for Dublin Airport – airside to witness this great event
  • The event kicks off at Hanger 5, hosted by Dublin Aerospace –with refreshments supplied by Dublin Airport Authority
  • All of the major Operations organisations have “ pulled together” to allow this Miracle Event to happen!

Press Invitation issued on behalf of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie Plane Pull, by

Aileen Eglington, AE Consulting

T:  00 353 1 2948080

M: 00 353 87 2505007


Airside Clearance Procedures

Please contact Aileen Eglington, before Tuesday 23rd July 5pm to register for airside clearance for this event, with current passport details. Passport must be brought to Dublin Aerospace, to gain airside clearance on morning of Friday 26th July.    All press must be at Dublin Aerospace by latest on that day.

Proceed to Hangar 32 – behind McDonalds. NO PARKING at McDonalds as clamping is in operation there. Please park in Airport car-parks and walk across.

When you are air-side you must be accompanied by an Escort at ALL times.