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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# grounded
'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse
Many pilots have been laid off due to a lack of international travel during the pandemic.
# Ryanair
Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action
Ryanair brought proceedings against the union over a planned 48-hour strike last August.
# Ryanair
Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute
Ryanair pilots in Ireland voted in favour of industrial action last Friday.
# air corps
Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis
There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.
# bogus self-employment
Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
Ialpa today said that female pilots in bogus self-employment are not guaranteed a job when they return after having a baby.
# on hold
Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks
The pilots had planned to take action as a result of a dispute on rostering issues.
# Coast Guard
Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?
From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.
# Up In The Air
Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time
Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.
# Labour Relations
Ryanair cancels 20 flights on 5th planned strike day by Irish pilots
The suggestion comes on the fourth day of 24-hour stoppages by Irish-based Ryanair pilots.
# grounded
Irish Ryanair pilots to hold further one-day strike on Friday 10 August
The airline has called the strike action “irresponsible”.
# Industrial Relations
Ryanair told striking cabin crew in Portugal their actions would affect their promotion prospects
The airline has since apparently reversed tack on that approach.
# Dispute
Second 24-hour strike by Ryanair pilots under way
Some 100 Ryanair pilots have stopped work today in a dispute over rostering, leave and other working arrangements.
# grounded
Ryanair to cancel more flights over planned strike action
The airline urged pilots to reconsider plans to strike next Tuesday.
# Ryanair
The Ryanair strike started this morning and there could be more days of action to come
The industrial action began at 1am this morning.
# Dispute
Ryanair strike going ahead after last-minute talks fail
The airline has cancelled 30 of its 290 flights between Ireland and the UK tomorrow.
# forsa
Ryanair accuses pilot union of having no mandate, demands strike be called off
Ryanair has had a troubled relationship with unions in the past, and only recently recognised unions.
# new offer
Ryanair offers its Dublin pilots a pay rise after it agrees to recognise unions
The Dublin pilots had previously voted against an offer from the company.
# Portugal
Ryanair pilots in Portugal serve notice of 24 hour strike on 20 December
This is the same time that Irish pilots in Ryanair who are members of Ialpa intend to undertake strike action.
# Ryanair
Ryanair threatens Dublin pilots with pay and benefit cuts if they strike
The warning comes following a letter from the Irish pilots’ union IALPA to Ryanair which states that the union will ballot its members for industrial action.
# system glitch
Thousands of American Airlines' Christmas flights left without pilots
It’s been reported that pilots are being offered additional pay if they volunteer to work over the holiday season.
# Ryanair
Nearly 60 Ryanair pilot reps from across Europe sign letter to Michael O'Leary calling for collective bargaining rights
In the letter – seen by – representatives said that pilots wanted to be represented with “one collective voice”.
# rostering issues
Ryanair tells pilots they will likely have to take all their annual leave in first three months of next year
The memo to staff comes following a tumultuous month at the airline.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
Aer Lingus has announced plans to hire 100 new pilots
Starting salaries will range from €59,000 to €72,000.
# Negotiations
Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary
Dublin-based Captain Imelda Comer hand delivered the letter to Ryanair management yesterday.
# Air Safety
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.
# Flight disruption
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.
Ryanair wants to prevent further flight cancellations - by taking back pilots' holidays
The news comes shortly after reports of a threatened work-to-rule action.
# grounded
More flight cancellations could be on the way as nearly half of Ryanair pilots reject bonuses
A number of staff at the airline have rejected a bonus offer from management.
# pilots on leave
Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year?
Michael O’Leary has denied that the loss of Ryanair pilots to rival airlines is partly to blame for hundreds of flight cancellations.
# help from above
Call in the air support: How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones
The force now has a growing air support unit, ready to be deployed to major incidents.
# Blackrock Island
Last words of R116 crew should not have been released to media, says pilots' group
The last two minutes of the audio was released in the Preliminary Report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland (AAIU) on Friday.
# top gun
Ryanair's chief trainer says Ireland should be the capital of the billion-euro student pilot industry
More than 500,000 new ‘skippers’ are expected to be needed over the next two decades.
# Flying High
Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried
We just avoided the grass.
# Nairobi
Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya
John Ordway and his daughter Isabella have been taking part in the Vintage Air Rally which journeys from Greece to Africa over the course of five weeks every year.
# transatlantic
Pilots charged in UK over drinking as they prepared to fly to USA
They were arrested on Saturday at Glasgow Airport.
# United Airlines
Pilots arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol
Concerns were raised about the two men ahead of their 8am flight yesterday.
# Not clever
Transatlantic pilots arrested before boarding flight for being drunk
The incident happened prior to a flight from Glasgow to Toronto yesterday.
# Flying High
Ever wanted to be a pilot? Now's your chance
CityJet are hiring ten.
A pilot held up a flight so this woman could get to her husband's funeral
# Career Take Off
Ever wanted to fly an Aer Lingus plane? Now's your chance
It won’t cost you a penny, either.