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# aircraft - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

More woe for Boeing as potentially dangerous debris found in 737 Max fuel tanks

Boeing has repeatedly missed its targets on the roll out of its new 737 Max planes.

# aircraft - Monday 2 December, 2019

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties

It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.

# aircraft - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Boeing expects 737 Max planes will resume flying in January

The 737 Max plane was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people.

# aircraft - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

UK bans all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace following Ethiopia Airlines crash

A total of 157 people died after the plane went down on Sunday.

# aircraft - Friday 21 September, 2018

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge

The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.

# aircraft - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

# aircraft - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'My display will be what I call old man aerobatics': Life as a veteran Irish stunt pilot

Limerick native Gerry Humphreys has spent over 9,000 hours flying planes over the past three decades.

# aircraft - Friday 4 May, 2018

Man in his 40s killed in Mayo aircraft crash

The aircraft crashed into a field and the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was fatally injured.

# aircraft - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Fancy a bed in the cargo hold? Airbus is planning to transform lower-decks into sleeping quarters Cloud Nine This post contains videos

# aircraft - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years USS Lexington This post contains videos

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

# aircraft - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Aircraft set alight after two planes collide at Toronto Airport Extreme Conditions This post contains videos

Aircraft set alight after two planes collide at Toronto Airport

Panicked shouts and cries were audible onboard one of the planes in an Instagram video.

# aircraft - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent

The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.

# aircraft - Friday 17 November, 2017

Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision

The crash occurred just after midday.

# aircraft - Friday 10 November, 2017

Plane forced into emergency landing at Belfast Airport due to faulty nose gear

The flight, which was heading to Inverness, officially declared an emergency at 12.36pm.

# aircraft - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The plane crashed not long after take-off.

# aircraft - Saturday 23 July, 2016

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display Up Up And Away This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display

The sky over Wicklow looked very colourful today.

# aircraft - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane Up Up And Away This post contains videos

Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane

We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.

# aircraft - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Man in his 40s dies after light aircraft crashes in Longford

Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene.

# aircraft - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege

Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege

One officer is serious but stable, the others did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

# aircraft - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Teenager arrested after laser light shone on police helicopter

The helicopter was supporting officers responding to reports of suspicious activity on the ground.

# aircraft - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Someone has come up with a way to make the middle seat in a plane more comfy

No one likes sitting in the middle, but someone has to.

Concorde fans are so dedicated they could have it back in the skies in four years

A group of Concorde enthusiasts says it’s raised enough funds to buy one and get it flying again.

# aircraft - Monday 24 August, 2015

Engine was on fire before fatal plane crash in Waterford

Howard Cox died in the crash last month.

# aircraft - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Cork-bound flight diverted to Dublin over lack of tall stairs

Houston, we have a problem

# aircraft - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Man charged with endangering aircraft after being hauled off plane in Belfast

The flight from Rome to Chicago was forced to make a stop in Belfast so he could be removed.

# aircraft - Thursday 5 March, 2015

24 people injured as Delta plane skids off runway in snow storm

None of the injuries were life-threatening and a fuel leak from the plane was quickly brought under control.

# aircraft - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# aircraft - Friday 9 January, 2015

Planes yesterday flew at near-supersonic speeds due to a helpful jet stream

Flights that would normally take more than six hours arrived in less than five hours and 20 minutes.

# aircraft - Monday 5 January, 2015

Air France flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport

Fire services were sent to meet the plane on its arrival.

# aircraft - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Searchers find large parts of crashed AirAsia plane

There are hopes now that the remaining missing bodies will be recovered.

# aircraft - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Irish survivor of Kegworth air disaster: I saw the bang, the flames, the sparks

Twenty five years on from the tragedy, Declan Brady says he still suffers from survivor guilt and has trouble looking positively into the future.

# aircraft - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Flying could be about to get way more comfortable

Even in economy.

# aircraft - Monday 8 September, 2014

Ryanair's new planes will have more seats AND leg room

They’re also costing a cool $22 billion.

# aircraft - Sunday 20 July, 2014

LIVESTREAM: 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray Loop The Loop This post contains videos

LIVESTREAM: 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray

85,000 people are expected to watch the display from the ground but if you can’t be there, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.

# aircraft - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Rebels are 'blocking investigators' from MH17 crash site

The Ukrainin government said rebels were blocking Ukrainian investigators from accessing the site

Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster

Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.

# aircraft - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Pilot hailed after landing plane that had lost power

The plane was damaged in the landing, but all on board were unhurt.

# aircraft - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood

Despite crashing into a housing estate and exploding, no one was injured in the incident.

# aircraft - Saturday 24 May, 2014

# aircraft - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'Important and encouraging lead' in search for missing Malaysia jet

The Australian head of the mission urged caution about the signals similar to that of a black box which were detected yesterday saying: “We are working in a very big ocean and within a very large search area”.

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