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#Aviation

# aviation - Friday 30 May, 2014

Ryanair boss O'Leary criticises Aer Lingus cabin crew and board

The Ryanair chief said Aer Lingus cabin crew are among the “most protected and least overworked groups in Ireland”.

# aviation - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Ryanair hits back at 'Aer Lingus strike price hike' accusation

The company says that higher prices on the day of the proposed Aer Lingus strike are to do with interest in the flights.

# aviation - Monday 19 May, 2014

Aer Lingus says cabin crew demands would lead to 32 extra holiday days

The company also rejects talk of 16-hour days and 60-hour weeks.

# aviation - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Plane diverted to Dublin Airport after flight attendants report illnesses

Reports suggest that the crew fell ill early in the flight.

# aviation - Friday 9 May, 2014

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action

Impact says the ballot shows the “frustration” of cabin crew.

# aviation - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Irish cargo plane's landing gear failure causes runway closure at UK airport

East Midlands Airport state that the runway is closed until further notice.

# aviation - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Good news for aviation and manufacturing start-ups

The government is offering half a million euro in funding.

# aviation - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website

The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.

# aviation - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Pilot error 'probable cause' of fatal San Francisco crash

The airline had previously defended both pilots.

# aviation - Monday 31 March, 2014

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

# aviation - Saturday 29 March, 2014

New objects seen but none recovered in jet search

Two of the objects spotted were the same colours as the missing plane.

# aviation - Friday 28 March, 2014

‘Objects spotted’ in new MH370 search area

“Credible new lead” as search for MH370 goes on amid new claims that the plane was travelling faster than previously thought.

# aviation - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# aviation - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Missing flight was 'turned by someone in the cockpit'

The input that turned the Malaysian Airlines flight likely came from within the cockpit, the New York Times reports.

# aviation - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts

The outfits will be worn by attendants on Skymark Airlines planes when it introduces its Airbus A330 flights on domestic routes.

# aviation - Friday 21 February, 2014

Ryanair says video claims are 'untrue'

The video says that passengers were held against their will on a delayed flight.

# aviation - Monday 10 February, 2014

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

# aviation - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.

# aviation - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Pics: Man spends five years building a paper aeroplane

And the results are spectacular.

# aviation - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Joint trade mission will see Bruton travel to the Singapore Airshow

Minister Richard Bruton will make the trip next month with UK and Northern Ireland ministers.

SIPTU ballot for strike action at Aer Lingus & DAA under way

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has urged a quick, “simple” solution to the long-running dispute, which centres on a deficit in a pension scheme.

# aviation - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Dublin and Shannon each saw rises, but Cork airport saw traffic drop by over seven per cent.

# aviation - Monday 13 January, 2014

Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport

As a result of the passenger rise, DAA will pay a €5.6 million rebate to airlines who saw passenger growth in 2013.

# aviation - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Plane lands on New York City highway

Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured as the plane touched down on a busy road in afternoon traffic.

# aviation - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# aviation - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

# aviation - Monday 4 November, 2013

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February

The company is warning that profits may fall this year, but is hoping that allocated seating from February will grow passenger numbers.

# aviation - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# aviation - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes

The airline today also removed its much maligned Recaptcha security feature.

# aviation - Monday 28 October, 2013

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK

Storm St Jude is continuing to hit England and Wales, affecting travel plans for many.

# aviation - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

# aviation - Friday 11 October, 2013

Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff

There were no injuries and the plane stopped safely, but a runway at Cardiff Airport was closed for some time.

Think you can make Ryanair friendlier? Come this way...

Fancy trying to make one of the most notoriously prickly companies in the world more cuddly? Now’s your chance.

# aviation - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down

Dublin Airport handled nearly 500 flights every day in September, with 62 in Cork and 60 in Shannon.

Pilot flight hours restricted by EU vote but unions not happy

Rest days have been increased and night flights shortened but unions in Ireland and Britain say it could effectively increase flight times in some states.

# aviation - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# aviation - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ryanair to appeal French court ruling which fined airline €8 million

The court found that Ryanair had illegally registered workers working form Marseilles as Irish workers but the company insisted it is within EU laws.

# aviation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

# aviation - Monday 23 September, 2013

Heavy fog hits flights at Cork Airport, but situation is "improving"

Incoming flights have been diverted, while a number of flights have been cancelled as heavy fog settles over Cork.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ryanair chooses Stansted over Dublin for major growth surge

Ryanair will grow its passengers at Stansted to over 20 million a year in an expansion that could create 7,000 jobs at the airport.