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#Irish Aviation Authority

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes

Two deadly crashes involving the model of plane have happened in the past five months.

Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?

Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.

# irish-aviation-authority - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Knock-on delays at Dublin Airport after radar system fault

Flights going in and out of Dublin Airport were suspended for approximately an hour.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Simple software issue' most likely the cause of last night's Irish airspace closure

Air travel over much of Ireland was suspended for around two hours during a “systems failure” last night.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it

There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.

# irish-aviation-authority - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced

Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator

The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.

Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary was invited to the committee meeting today, but declined to attend.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 20 July, 2017

The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today

The Irish Aviation Authority’s #AviationIreland weekend take place this Saturday and Sunday.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 23 December, 2016

Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace

There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 8 April, 2016

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Getting a drone for Christmas? What you need to know about the new rules

Between 4 –5,000 drones are thought to already be in use in Ireland.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Terrifying video shows landing aborted at the last minute

The plane was seen attempting the landing in Cork Airport yesterday.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 6 November, 2015

There's now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane Metrojet This post contains videos

There's now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane

The news comes as there were angry scenes at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as tourists remain grounded.

# irish-aviation-authority - Monday 8 June, 2015

Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...

There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland

The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Irish parachutists given out to for breaking rules on apartheid

The Minister for Foreign Affairs was afraid their participation would give the wrong impression of where Ireland stood on the apartheid issue.

# irish-aviation-authority - Friday 19 December, 2014

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it's probably a drone)

New guidelines have been issued on using the remotely controlled aircraft.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk

The Irish Aviation Authority has told it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Did Alan Shatter really cheat death at Dublin Airport yesterday?

The former justice minister reportedly had a lucky escape yesterday…

# irish-aviation-authority - 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.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Varadkar waives fees and charges for Santa as mystery surrounds time he'll reach Ireland

The Transport Minister has confirmed that the Irish Aviation Authority has waived fees and charges for the big fella…

# irish-aviation-authority - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights?

Passengers on US flights will be allowed use laptops, tablets, mobiles and smart phones throughout the duration of their flight.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January

The Irish Aviation Authority said that reduced flight numbers and charges as well as cuts in revenue per flight have made current service levels “unsustainable”.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"

John Goss had previously spoken to a newspaper over concerns he had related to the airline’s safety and fuel policies.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Pilots' group insists Ryanair safety claims were not fabricated

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of a documentary that aired the results of a survey by the group last night.

IAA criticises Channel 4 over 'misguided attack' on Ryanair

The Dispatches programme, which aired last night, gave details of pilots’ safety concerns, particularly around fuel loads.

# irish-aviation-authority - Monday 20 May, 2013

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free Pigeons This post contains videos

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# irish-aviation-authority - Monday 1 October, 2012

DAA spends €7k painting fire engine green... then repaints it red

Dublin Airport Authority took the ‘green jersey’ approach with one of its fire engines before a decision was made to revert to the more traditional colours after issues with air traffic control visibility.

# irish-aviation-authority - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots

The group of Irish pilots are stranded in Florida and face losing up to €85,000 each.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# irish-aviation-authority - Monday 14 May, 2012

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# irish-aviation-authority - Monday 30 April, 2012

IAA reports increased profit for 2011 IAA

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# irish-aviation-authority - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Traffic at Irish airports declined in January

The latest figures show that commercial flights were down most at Cork airport compared to January 2011.

# irish-aviation-authority - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings

Fumes were discovered in the rear of the cabin of a flight from northern Spain to London last month.

# irish-aviation-authority - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Irish airports remain open but ash cloud disrupts flights to Scotland

Ryanair has expressed its displeasure with the disruption, believing it to be unnecessary. The IAA has said that all Irish airports remain open and added that it will update the situation later today.