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# aviation - Monday 29 December, 2014

# aviation - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Heat from vegetables forces plane into emergency landing at Shannon

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

This man says he's cracked how to fly first class for economy prices (he hasn't)

*Kind of. In a way. Not really at all, actually.

# aviation - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Which county's drivers clocked up the most miles last year?

# aviation - Sunday 23 November, 2014

These amazing colour photos show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class…

# aviation - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# aviation - Monday 3 November, 2014

Being nicer is making more money for Ryanair

The company reckons they’ll make more money in the second half of the year as well.

# aviation - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

# aviation - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Flying out of Dublin could be about to get cheaper

But Dublin Airport isn’t happy about the news.

# aviation - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Flying could be about to get way more comfortable

Even in economy.

# aviation - Saturday 4 October, 2014

After months of mapping mystery part of Indian Ocean, desolate search for MH370 resumes

The area was largely unknown to scientists before the new maps were made.

# aviation - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards

This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.

# aviation - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Why is airport security different around the world?

Shoes off? Laptops out? One shoe on? Laptop half in the bag, half out?

# aviation - Saturday 27 September, 2014

This plane could replace 12,000 jets - and it finally took off this week

The planes are vastly more efficient, Airbus says.

# aviation - Friday 19 September, 2014

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you

DCU and the DAA have joined up to establish the Dublin Aviation Institute.

# aviation - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Lower airfares from Dublin at risk as cold water poured on price plan

Aviation watchdog said airport’s license in danger if lower charges mean security cuts.

# aviation - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Low fares mean Ryanair jets are getting really full

Record 9.4 million punters used the low-cost carrier last month.

# aviation - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here’s what you can do

One family is faced with not bringing their child to meet his grandparents because of his allergies.

# aviation - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour

The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert

Iceland’s Meteorological Office said there is no sign of an eruption.

# aviation - Thursday 21 August, 2014

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…

# aviation - Friday 8 August, 2014

How many flights come in and out of Dublin every day?

Lots. Lots and lots.

Cleared for takeoff: US private equity player snaps up Shannon firm

Eirtech will be merged with two other companies to form a global presence.

# aviation - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

# aviation - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Passenger plane escorted to Manchester by fighter jet after reports of device on board

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a fake bomb threat.

# aviation - Monday 28 July, 2014

US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns

The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.

# aviation - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats

They look really, really uncomfortable.

# aviation - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

# aviation - Monday 7 July, 2014

It may look like a near-miss, but this pilot did exactly what he was supposed to do

The Spanish aviation authorities say that there was no danger of the planes colliding.

# aviation - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Here's what a fighter jet flying through canyons looks like from the backseat Fighter Jets This post contains videos

# aviation - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Opinion: Amelia Mary Earhart vanished 77 years ago today, but her legacy lives on Amelia Earhart This post contains images

Opinion: Amelia Mary Earhart vanished 77 years ago today, but her legacy lives on

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight attempt secured her place in history, but so did her championing of women’s rights.

# aviation - Monday 30 June, 2014

Ryanair's No. 2 is stepping down, but they've got a replacement already lined up

Current finance director Neil Sorahan is taking over from Howard Millar.

# aviation - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Medics 'forced to use plastic bags and tissues' on injured Ryanair passengers

The airline said that passengers sustained minor injuries, but passengers are disputing this.

# aviation - 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.

# aviation - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Ryanair is getting even cuddlier - now they'll heat your baby's bottle

As Aer Lingus struggles with industrial relations, Ryanair is stepping up the charm offensive – what does this mean for the Irish aviation industry?

# aviation - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Move over NASA. Pilots are pretty good at dramatic selfies as well

The pilots take on the astronauts in the ‘who takes the best selfies’ war.

# aviation - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Man arrested after threatening to blow up plane to "a destination in Europe"

The plane was boarded by anti-terrorism agents who entered into talks with the alleged would-be hijacker.

What's the world's most popular international airline?

The answer might surprise you.

# aviation - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened during a strike by Italian ground staff.

# aviation - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here's how aeroplanes are tested to go into -40 degree temperatures

This is why even if you crash land in the Tundra, you can enjoy movies on demand.