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#Airline Safety

# airline-safety - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Ryanair wins apology from Irish Examiner over articles published about airline's safety standards

The newspaper retracted two articles about the airline published in 2015.

# airline-safety - Monday 13 April, 2015

Germanwings flight evacuated after bomb scare just before takeoff

The plane was about to fly from Germany to Italy.

# airline-safety - Saturday 4 April, 2015

You probably don't want to fly with any of the airlines on this 'blacklist'

Hundreds of airlines are banned from European airspace.

# airline-safety - Monday 30 March, 2015

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

# airline-safety - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Check out Ryanair's heated exchange of letters with 'Dispatches'...

The low-cost carrier has threatened the makers of last night’s Channel 4′s Dispatches programme with court action over claims made about safety.

"We don't want boy racers flying our planes" - Michael O'Leary hits back

The Ryanair boss said that the airline has a “29-year safety record” and has no concerns over its fuel policy.

# airline-safety - Monday 12 August, 2013

Ryanair pilots reveal serious concerns about passenger safety

More than 90 per cent of pilots surveyed believe Irish and European aviation authorities should investigate the impact of employment practices on safety.

# airline-safety - Friday 29 June, 2012

Airlines not required to carry defibrillators

No law requiring airlines to carry the devices, which are used on heart attack victims.

# airline-safety - Monday 16 August, 2010

AER ARANN passengers were terrified after a jet crashed out of control and intro runway gear at Manchester airport.

The plane which was flying in from Galway, suffered significant damage according to a new report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

The investigation found the plan moved between 10 and 14 metres beyond where it should have been. It only stopped after the pilot managed to shut its engines down.

None of the 33 passengers on board the plane suffered any injuries but emergency services were called to the scene last October.

Both pilots attempted to stop the aircraft by applying the toe brakes, without success.

‘Recognising that the aircraft was not under control, the commander gave an alert call to the cabin crew and instructed the co-pilot to shut the engines down.’

Investigators concluded that the airplanes breaks failed.

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# airline-safety - Thursday 12 August, 2010

RYANAIR has introduced new procedures after a three-year-old girl fell onto the tarmac at Stansted Airport.

Olgay was boarding a plan in July 2009 when she slipped through the gap between the handrail. She had climbed to the platform at the top of the  steps unassisted. Her mother, Sasha Slater was carrying her 18-month-old son, Joe, with one hand and luggage with the other.

The girl, Olga, escaped with only minor injuries.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recommended that Ryanair review procedures in light of the incident. The AAIB recommended “that assistance is made available to passengers accompanied by children and those with special needs”.

The AAIB said there had been four previously reported similar incidents involving small children and this had led to American aviation authorities issuing a special airworthiness information bulletin. The AAIB said it would be making design recommendations to Boeing – the manufacturers of the aircraft.

Ryanair said: ‘New procedures including new high visibility tensa barriers and specific announcements to passengers travelling with young children on both boarding and disembarkation have also been introduced in order to eliminate any recurrence of these extremely rare events in the context of over one million Ryanair flights over the past two years.’

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