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#Aviation

# aviation - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'I lived for every flight' - Aer Lingus marks sixty years of transatlantic travel
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

'I lived for every flight' - Aer Lingus marks sixty years of transatlantic travel

Apr 28th 2018, 12:00 PM 26,849 Views 25 Comments

Early flights were populated mostly with those emigrating from Ireland.

# aviation - Saturday 20 January, 2018

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'
# Grounded
# Grounded

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'

Jan 20th 2018, 4:32 PM 38,895 Views 27 Comments

The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.

# aviation - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Turkish plane comes just metres from skidding into the sea
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Turkish plane comes just metres from skidding into the sea

Jan 14th 2018, 12:58 PM 53,624 Views 24 Comments

There were no injuries.

# aviation - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Aircraft set alight after two planes collide at Toronto Airport
# Extreme Conditions
# Extreme Conditions

Aircraft set alight after two planes collide at Toronto Airport

Jan 6th 2018, 2:10 PM 34,785 Views 22 Comments

Panicked shouts and cries were audible onboard one of the planes in an Instagram video.

# aviation - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Indian airline grounds pilots over allegations they had a fight and both stormed out of cockpit mid-flight
# Mile High Fight Club
# Mile High Fight Club

Indian airline grounds pilots over allegations they had a fight and both stormed out of cockpit mid-flight

Jan 4th 2018, 8:39 AM 12,372 Views 15 Comments

324 passengers were on board.

# aviation - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Ryanair will also recognise cabin crew unions
# Plane Sailing
# Plane Sailing

Ryanair will also recognise cabin crew unions

Dec 19th 2017, 1:51 PM 13,185 Views 67 Comments

The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.

# aviation - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Ryanair has delayed the introduction of its new stricter cabin bag rules
# Delayed
# Delayed

Ryanair has delayed the introduction of its new stricter cabin bag rules

Oct 24th 2017, 12:50 PM 27,982 Views 47 Comments

The new changes will now take effect in January.

# aviation - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ryanair pilots in Madrid reject pay deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Ryanair pilots in Madrid reject pay deal

Oct 18th 2017, 7:56 AM 11,977 Views 25 Comments

The deal had been aimed at helping the company address difficulties it has in recruiting and retaining pilots.

Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight
# David Dao
# David Dao

Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight

Oct 18th 2017, 7:16 AM 17,469 Views 18 Comments

A video went viral in April of officers pulling passenger David Dao off the flight.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Aer Lingus has announced plans to hire 100 new pilots
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Aer Lingus has announced plans to hire 100 new pilots

Oct 17th 2017, 1:15 PM 16,460 Views 43 Comments

Starting salaries will range from €59,000 to €72,000.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aer Lingus promises 900 new jobs and a new route to major US city
# Gonna Fly
# Gonna Fly

Aer Lingus promises 900 new jobs and a new route to major US city

Oct 4th 2017, 11:46 AM 19,591 Views 20 Comments

The airline today announced an expansion for summer 2018.

# aviation - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

UK aviation watchdog launches action against Ryanair for 'persistently misleading passengers'
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

UK aviation watchdog launches action against Ryanair for 'persistently misleading passengers'

Sep 27th 2017, 9:15 PM 15,904 Views 38 Comments

The company today announced it will fly fewer aircraft during the winter in a move expected to hit up to 400,000 passengers with cancellations.

# aviation - Friday 22 September, 2017

Ryanair will book passengers onto rival airlines - but says it probably won't need to
# Rerouting
# Rerouting

Ryanair will book passengers onto rival airlines - but says it probably won't need to

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:24 PM 20,204 Views 47 Comments

Ryanair last week announced it plans to cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks.

# aviation - Monday 18 September, 2017

Here are the cancelled Ryanair flights up to Wednesday this week
# Grounded
# Grounded

Here are the cancelled Ryanair flights up to Wednesday this week

Sep 18th 2017, 12:09 PM 42,083 Views 30 Comments

The airline said its punctuality has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September.

# aviation - Monday 24 July, 2017

Over 90,000 people soaked up the sun at the Bray Air Show yesterday
# It's Taking Off
# It's Taking Off

Over 90,000 people soaked up the sun at the Bray Air Show yesterday

Jul 24th 2017, 11:10 AM 20,767 Views 22 Comments

This was the 12th year of the festival.

# aviation - Saturday 22 July, 2017

You'll be seeing a lot of unusual planes overhead today
# Look Up
# Look Up

You'll be seeing a lot of unusual planes overhead today

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:15 AM 30,665 Views 27 Comments

All of the events are free, but a €70 hospitality package is available.

# aviation - Thursday 20 July, 2017

The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

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

Jul 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 41,478 Views 58 Comments

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

# aviation - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Boeing launches 'most efficient' plane ever
# Flying High
# Flying High

Boeing launches 'most efficient' plane ever

Jun 24th 2017, 10:15 AM 35,133 Views 37 Comments

Airbus, which moved first to update its aircrafts used in most midrange flights, now has a 60% market share.

# aviation - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Dublin is getting a new air route to London
# Flybe
# Flybe

Dublin is getting a new air route to London

Jun 20th 2017, 2:22 PM 21,550 Views 36 Comments

Flybe will run flights from Dublin to London Southend from 29 October.

# aviation - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Norwegian is offering €99 US flights... but what's the final cost?
# Low Cost
# Low Cost

Norwegian is offering €99 US flights... but what's the final cost?

May 27th 2017, 7:59 AM 47,196 Views 35 Comments

With the additional extras, the total flight cost comes to €394.30.

# aviation - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Somehow nobody was injured when this plane hit power lines and crashed onto a road
# Seattle
# Seattle

Somehow nobody was injured when this plane hit power lines and crashed onto a road

May 3rd 2017, 10:46 PM 18,017 Views 9 Comments

A number of vehicles were damaged.

# aviation - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia
# Doha Little Dance
# Doha Little Dance

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 AM 63,355 Views 73 Comments

It will also be Qatar Airways’ first Irish route.

# aviation - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports
# Inconvenience
# Inconvenience

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Mar 25th 2017, 10:40 AM 9,692 Views 24 Comments

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# aviation - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Three years ago MH370 went missing and still hasn't been found
# Mystery
# Mystery

Three years ago MH370 went missing and still hasn't been found

Mar 8th 2017, 6:13 AM 12,632 Views 26 Comments

The plane, which had 239 people on board, has never been found.

# aviation - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the US
# Flying High
# Flying High

Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the US

Mar 7th 2017, 6:13 AM 39,213 Views 54 Comments

The planes usually cost around $115 million each, but are being “dry leased” by IAG.

# aviation - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried
# Flying High
# Flying High

Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried

Feb 26th 2017, 9:30 PM 36,675 Views 26 Comments

We just avoided the grass.

Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft
# Droning On
# Droning On

Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft

Feb 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,789 Views 5 Comments

As commercial and private drones become ever more prevalent, the risk of airplane strikes heightens accordingly.

# aviation - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Ryanair says no to on-board Wi-Fi, transatlantic routes - and flights from Waterford
# The Deise
# The Deise

Ryanair says no to on-board Wi-Fi, transatlantic routes - and flights from Waterford

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:52 PM 815 Views 0 Comments

The airline’s communications chief said he is still asked when it will return to the troubled airport.

# aviation - Monday 2 January, 2017

The co founder of Skype is backing a company building mini electric planes that take off vertically
# TAKE OFF
# TAKE OFF

The co founder of Skype is backing a company building mini electric planes that take off vertically

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 16,166 Views 29 Comments

You could fly to London in an hour.

# aviation - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Here's how fighter jets refuel while bombing ISIS
# Range Extenders
# Range Extenders

Here's how fighter jets refuel while bombing ISIS

Jan 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 20,591 Views 59 Comments

The ability to extend the flying range of the fighter jets is crucial.

# aviation - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Here's how to pick the best seat on a plane
# Bumpy Flight
# Bumpy Flight

Here's how to pick the best seat on a plane

Dec 18th 2016, 6:00 PM 28,365 Views 26 Comments

Handy if you aren’t a great flyer.

# aviation - Monday 28 November, 2016

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route

Nov 28th 2016, 9:40 PM 17,871 Views 31 Comments

The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.

# aviation - Thursday 24 November, 2016

The Irishman who took a punt on Skyscanner is set to win from its €1.7bn sale
# Flying Form
# Flying Form

The Irishman who took a punt on Skyscanner is set to win from its €1.7bn sale

Nov 24th 2016, 10:48 PM 39,456 Views 16 Comments

Ray Nolan was an early investor in the billion-euro travel site that was sold to Chinese firm Ctrip.

# aviation - Monday 7 November, 2016

Millions more passengers help Ryanair grow half-year profits to over €1.17 billion
# Flying
# Flying

Millions more passengers help Ryanair grow half-year profits to over €1.17 billion

Nov 7th 2016, 7:37 AM 6,767 Views 11 Comments

Figures show that 64.8 million flew with Ryanair in the six months to 30 September

# aviation - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Plane due for Malaysia landed in Melbourne after pilot went the wrong way
# Turn Around
# Turn Around

Plane due for Malaysia landed in Melbourne after pilot went the wrong way

Sep 7th 2016, 3:08 PM 40,481 Views 43 Comments

That’s a 6,435km mistake.

# aviation - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Travelling to France this week? A strike is causing disruption
# Air France
# Air France

Travelling to France this week? A strike is causing disruption

Jul 31st 2016, 4:00 PM 16,798 Views 26 Comments

Air France cabin crew are on strike until Tuesday.

# aviation - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane

Jul 10th 2016, 12:00 PM 9,060 Views 6 Comments

We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.

# aviation - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have changed how much it costs to check a bag
# Check Yourself
# Check Yourself

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have changed how much it costs to check a bag

Jun 2nd 2016, 10:12 AM 56,610 Views 36 Comments

We’re into the high season now.

# aviation - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Signals picked up from black box of crashed EgyptAir plane
# Confirmed Pings
# Confirmed Pings

Signals picked up from black box of crashed EgyptAir plane

Jun 1st 2016, 2:50 PM 20,372 Views 21 Comments

The ‘pings’ were picked up by a French navy ship this morning.

# aviation - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Ever wanted to be a pilot? Now's your chance
# Flying High
# Flying High

Ever wanted to be a pilot? Now's your chance

May 31st 2016, 4:05 PM 30,531 Views 27 Comments

CityJet are hiring ten.