Wednesday, 21 May 2014
You can now use electronic devices all the way through flights as long as they are set to 'Flight Safe' mode.
The recent change to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulation that covers the use of portable gadgets on flights means you can now play games, read an e-book or check your saved emails from tablets and phones during take-off and landing.
The only exceptions are laptops, DVD players and Bluetooth accessories, which can be used during boarding and during your flight, but need to be stowed away for taxi, take-off and landing.
Always be aware of your airlines' individuals guidelines. Ask cabin crew if you are unsure. Wi-Fi, text and phone call functions are not permitted.
Whenever you are using a device make sure they are carefully secured in your hand or pocket and that headphones do not obstruct the aisle.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
The Queen's Baton was presented to Northern Ireland's First Minister and Deputy First Minister on the steps of Stormont by Dame Mary Peters on Tuesday.
Our adopted schools Knocknagoney PS, St Joseph 's PS & Mitchell House joined St Ita's in passing the Queen's Baton down the Stormont hill.
The baton has, so far, traversed the world as it visits the Commonwealth countries ahead of the opening of Glasgow 2014 on 23 July.
George Best Belfast City Airport has awarded GRAHAM Facilities Management with a substantial £2 million contract to last three years.
The contract will see a team of 22 GRAHAM members of staff provide a mix of services including grounds maintenance, cleaning, energy management and electrical and mechanical services.
Speaking on behalf of Belfast City Airport, Capital Projects and Engineering Manager, Chris
Horner, said: “The airport welcomed over 2.5 million passengers in 2013 and with new routes to London City and Doncaster-Sheffield recently announced it is vital that the facilities are maintained to support the smooth running of our operations and accommodate future growth.
“The airport supports the on-site employment of around 1,200 in the airport and provides contracts to around 40 local businesses.
“GRAHAM Facilities Management has an impressive skill set spanning both hard and soft services and we look forward to working with the team as they help us to retain our excellent customer satisfaction levels.”
Development and Technical Director of GRAHAM Asset Management, Gareth Smyth, said: “GRAHAM Facilities Management has worked hard to build on its strong reputation as a capable and reliable provider for all facilities management and maintenance services.
“By drawing upon our innovative service delivery models we are able to offer the benefits of a one stop solution shared ultimately with our clients, such as Belfast City Airport, through continuous improvement and cost reduction.”
For more information about the facilities and amenities available at Belfast City Airport please visit www.belfastcityairport.com
Queries can also be directed to the airport’s social media channels:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/belfastcityairport
Twitter – www.twitter.com/belfastcity_air