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Cargo jet diverts to Shannon with mechanical issue

A US-bound cargo jet was forced to turn around over the North Atlantic and divert to Shannon Airport this morning after the crew reported a mechanical problem, reports Pat Flynn. United Parcel Service (UPS) flight UPS-232 was travelling from East Midlands airport in the UK to Philadelphia in the US at the time. The scheduled cargo service had departed Cologne, Germany earlier in the morning and made a planned stop at East Midlands. The Boeing 747-440(F) jet, with three crew on board, had departed from East Midlands at around 5.20am and was about three hours into its journey when the crew requested permission to turn around and divert to Shannon Airport. The pilots had been in contact with air traffic controllers at the Irish Aviation Authority’s North Atlantic Communications Centre at Ballygirreen at the time. The crew advised controllers they had a “mechanical issue with some flight controls”. It’s understood the issue was associated with one of the jet’s hydraulic …

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Jobs boost at Smokehouse

SEVEN full-time jobs will be created in Lisdoonvarna, along with 10 seasonal ones, it has been announced. The Burren Smokehouse has signed a contract with global logistics company UPS, as part of plans to broaden its overseas footprint. The deal coincides with an announcement by the producer of Burren smoked salmon, trout and mackerel products to invest €150,000 in its existing operations and to create new jobs at its production facility in Lisdoonvarna. The collaboration with UPS will mean The Burren Smokehouse products sold online can be delivered around the world. As well as restructuring its e-commerce activity, The Burren Smokehouse is also expanding operations at its production facility and will be launching a new brand inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way later this year. Owner Birgitta Hedin-Curtin said, “We are investing in our integrated systems, allowing for greater e-commerce activity and higher efficiencies in terms of customer care and our global customer footprint. At our production facility in County …

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