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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Aviation

All time
# Flying form
The Irishman who took a punt on Skyscanner is set to win from its €1.7bn sale
Ray Nolan was an early investor in the billion-euro travel site that was sold to Chinese firm Ctrip.
# Flying
Millions more passengers help Ryanair grow half-year profits to over €1.17 billion
Figures show that 64.8 million flew with Ryanair in the six months to 30 September
# turn around
Plane due for Malaysia landed in Melbourne after pilot went the wrong way
That’s a 6,435km mistake.
# Air France
Travelling to France this week? A strike is causing disruption
Air France cabin crew are on strike until Tuesday.
# up up and away
Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane
We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.
# check yourself
Aer Lingus and Ryanair have changed how much it costs to check a bag
We’re into the high season now.
# confirmed pings
Signals picked up from black box of crashed EgyptAir plane
The ‘pings’ were picked up by a French navy ship this morning.
# Flying High
Ever wanted to be a pilot? Now's your chance
CityJet are hiring ten.
# hudson river
Vintage plane crashes into river in New York City
The plane was taking part in promotional photos for an air show.
# Aviation
Going away soon? There's going to be a "summer of discontent"
European passengers face industrial action by French air traffic controllers tomorrow, with five more days scheduled.
# Mystery
Egypt dispatches submarine to aircraft crash zone as mystery over disaster remains
Leaked flight data has painted a picture of the chaotic final moments of the doomed EgyptAir flight.
# Missing
The massive search for MH370 is to end this August
Other possibilities will be looked at, including the “rogue pilot” theory that the captain deliberately crashed it into the sea.
# egyptair
First pictures of EgyptAir wreckage emerge but reason for disaster remains unclear
Reports today suggest the front of the plane had smoke in it before the crash.
# MS804
"We stand corrected" - Airline vice-president says debris from missing plane has NOT been found
More than 60 people were on board the Paris to Cairo plane.
# grounded
The only route from Cork to London City is to be cancelled
CityJet says there simply isn’t the demand to sustain the route.
# United Airlines
Man who asked for crackers on flight to the US cleared after plane diverted to Belfast
The Californian man had been forced to remain in Northern Ireland for 10 months.
# California
Woman killed after plane crashes into car
The pilot and his passenger received major injuries.
Cork Airport is getting a couple of new routes
You can now get to Southampton and Leeds Bradford more easily.
# cleared for takeoff
Waiting on a runway to take off could be a thing of the past
No more waiting. Hooray!
# Poles Apart
The shifting of the Earth's poles means a change at Cork Airport
The poles ain’t where they used to be, apparently.
# Pay Up
Spanish airline 'charged people €60 for a job interview'
Air Europa Express began operating on Monday.
# Flying High
The days of the jumbo jet are coming to an end — here's a look back at its glory years
Since its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 has transformed the way people travel.
# EU funds
Laid-off Dublin aviation workers to get €500k Christmas boost
The money is to be spent on retraining and worker support.
# montreal
Air France flight diverted over bomb threat
The threat turned out to be a hoax.
# see you in court
Ryanair is taking Google to court
The company said it started the action yesterday.
# up up and away
Here's how to fly like a pro
Some good advice here.
# Shot Down
Russian-made missile took down MH17, killing 298 says official report
The official Dutch-led investigation seeks to end 15 months of speculation about why the Boeing 777 broke up in mid-air last year.
# Come Fly With Me
Take a look inside the 10 busiest airports in Europe
It was a big year for air travel in the region.
# ready for take-off
Getting from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to Fenway Park has just got a whole lot easier
And Yankee Stadium isn’t too far behind either.
# eye in the sky
What was an American surveillance plane doing flying over Ireland for five hours?
Nobody is quite sure.
Two crew members on Tom Cruise film killed in plane crash
The pilot and owner of the plane were killed.
# Ryanair
The wet, awful summer was really good news for this man
Ryanair expect to make over €1 billion this year. The bad summer hasn’t hurt at all.
# Up In Smoke
A British Airways plane leaving Las Vegas caught fire in the middle of take off
All 159 passengers and 13 crew were evacuated.
# Pilot Programme
How difficult is it to become a pilot for an Irish airline?
Fourteen months training, for a start.
# Career Take Off
Ever wanted to fly an Aer Lingus plane? Now's your chance
It won’t cost you a penny, either.
# Shoreham Air Show
Nine more bodies could be found in English air show wreckage
The pilot remains in a critical condition in hospital.
# Delayed Payments
Could millions of Ryanair customers be due a refund?
They say no.
# slap on the wrist
Aer Lingus promises to treat you better when your flight is delayed
The UK’s aviation regulator had alleged the treatment of passengers by Aer Lingus, Jet2 and Wizz Air was in breach of consumer law.
# Excess Baggage
An airline is to start weighing passengers before they board
Uzbekistan Airways is to weigh passengers, hand luggage and all.
# Eyes on the sky
America's air traffic controllers are dangerously overworked - are Ireland's?
The IAA says no.