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# aviation - Friday 17 April, 2015

'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'
# Robot Planes
# Robot Planes

'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'

Apr 17th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,014 Views 40 Comments

A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.

# aviation - Friday 3 April, 2015

Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers
# Brave
# Brave

Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers

Apr 3rd 2015, 7:31 AM 26,116 Views 36 Comments

There was an Irishman on board who has shared the story.

# aviation - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'
# Sell Sell Sell
# Sell Sell Sell

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'

Apr 2nd 2015, 1:55 PM 21,103 Views 58 Comments

Timmy Dooley says “slick PR” has created an inevitability about the Aer Lingus sale.

# aviation - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

No obvious reasons why plane crashed into the Alps
# Flight 4U9525
# Flight 4U9525

No obvious reasons why plane crashed into the Alps

Mar 25th 2015, 6:00 AM 14,590 Views 36 Comments

French air traffic controllers, not the two pilots, issued a ‘mayday’ signal after the plane disappeared from their radar.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

VIDEO: Passenger tackled after claiming to have a bomb on plane
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

VIDEO: Passenger tackled after claiming to have a bomb on plane

Mar 17th 2015, 1:53 PM 18,895 Views 19 Comments

The man was restrained by passengers.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Plane carrying 224 passengers skids off runway, ends up on grass
# Crash Landing
# Crash Landing

Plane carrying 224 passengers skids off runway, ends up on grass

Mar 4th 2015, 8:13 AM 29,973 Views 19 Comments

Nobody was injured, but witnesses said the cabin filled with smoke.

# aviation - Friday 13 February, 2015

Ryanair flight diverted after drunk man strips and flexes his muscles
# Air Rage
# Air Rage

Ryanair flight diverted after drunk man strips and flexes his muscles

Feb 13th 2015, 4:24 PM 43,379 Views 54 Comments

The plane landed in Denmark.

# aviation - Monday 2 February, 2015

Need to get to Donegal? You can now fly there from Dublin
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Need to get to Donegal? You can now fly there from Dublin

Feb 2nd 2015, 12:39 PM 21,439 Views 34 Comments

A new Donegal-Glasgow route has also been announced.

# aviation - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Any sale of government's Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote
# Boeing Boeing...
# Boeing Boeing...

Any sale of government's Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote

Jan 28th 2015, 5:35 PM 34,146 Views 147 Comments

The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.

# aviation - Monday 26 January, 2015

Protest outside Minister's home "a matter for the Gardaí"
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Protest outside Minister's home "a matter for the Gardaí"

Jan 26th 2015, 9:49 PM 36,390 Views 144 Comments

It’s not the first time a protest has been staged at Paschal Donohoe’s home. The last one was “absolutely unacceptable” he said.

Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?

Jan 26th 2015, 9:35 AM 24,032 Views 87 Comments

Should the State have a stake in the national carrier?

# aviation - Sunday 25 January, 2015

The Government is willing to consider offers for Aer Lingus
# Family Silver
# Family Silver

The Government is willing to consider offers for Aer Lingus

Jan 25th 2015, 7:55 PM 21,629 Views 151 Comments

Paschal Donohoe says Ireland’s connectivity is just as important as the price though.

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island
# The Aviator
# The Aviator

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island

Jan 25th 2015, 2:47 PM 33,489 Views 16 Comments

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

# aviation - Sunday 18 January, 2015

These are the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world (and look who's flying the flag for Ireland)
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

These are the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world (and look who's flying the flag for Ireland)

Jan 18th 2015, 3:38 PM 41,528 Views 66 Comments

Can’t beat the shamrock.

# aviation - Friday 9 January, 2015

A record number of passengers flew via Knock airport last year
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

A record number of passengers flew via Knock airport last year

Jan 9th 2015, 9:24 AM 9,745 Views 50 Comments

Their London services were particularly popular.

# aviation - Thursday 1 January, 2015

First victim of doomed AirAsia flight buried
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

First victim of doomed AirAsia flight buried

Jan 1st 2015, 9:05 PM 25,833 Views 35 Comments

Nine bodies have been recovered so far.

# aviation - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Aviation experts call for compulsory 'real-time' tracking of aircraft
# AirAsia
# AirAsia

Aviation experts call for compulsory 'real-time' tracking of aircraft

Dec 30th 2014, 11:44 AM 9,951 Views 15 Comments

Experts say while real-time tracking technology will not save lives, but will significantly streamline search efforts.

# aviation - Monday 29 December, 2014

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon
# Take To The Skies
# Take To The Skies

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon

Dec 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,203 Views 13 Comments

Or, you know, in three years.

# aviation - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Heat from vegetables forces plane into emergency landing at Shannon
# Mayday
# Mayday

Heat from vegetables forces plane into emergency landing at Shannon

Dec 14th 2014, 6:20 PM 25,034 Views 25 Comments

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

This man says he's cracked how to fly first class for economy prices (he hasn't)
# Flying High
# Flying High

This man says he's cracked how to fly first class for economy prices (he hasn't)

Dec 14th 2014, 4:00 PM 28,158 Views 44 Comments

*Kind of. In a way. Not really at all, actually.

# aviation - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Which county's drivers clocked up the most miles last year?

Which county's drivers clocked up the most miles last year?

Dec 4th 2014, 5:52 PM 25,048 Views 23 Comments

Was it yours?

# aviation - Sunday 23 November, 2014

These amazing colour photos show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago
# Hey There Blimpy Boy
# Hey There Blimpy Boy

These amazing colour photos show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:00 PM 40,439 Views 18 Comments

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class…

# aviation - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
# Secret Plans
# Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# aviation - Monday 3 November, 2014

Being nicer is making more money for Ryanair
# Flying High
# Flying High

Being nicer is making more money for Ryanair

Nov 3rd 2014, 8:07 AM 14,023 Views 41 Comments

The company reckons they’ll make more money in the second half of the year as well.

# aviation - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Why is aeroplane food so bad?
# Chicken Or Beef
# Chicken Or Beef

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

Oct 18th 2014, 6:30 PM 32,025 Views 47 Comments

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

# aviation - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Flying out of Dublin could be about to get cheaper
# Descending
# Descending

Flying out of Dublin could be about to get cheaper

Oct 7th 2014, 3:14 PM 21,149 Views 19 Comments

But Dublin Airport isn’t happy about the news.

# aviation - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Flying could be about to get way more comfortable
# Legroom
# Legroom

Flying could be about to get way more comfortable

Oct 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 41,914 Views 25 Comments

Even in economy.

# aviation - Saturday 4 October, 2014

After months of mapping mystery part of Indian Ocean, desolate search for MH370 resumes
# Uncharted
# Uncharted

After months of mapping mystery part of Indian Ocean, desolate search for MH370 resumes

Oct 4th 2014, 2:22 PM 22,204 Views 30 Comments

The area was largely unknown to scientists before the new maps were made.

# aviation - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards
# Winners
# Winners

Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards

Oct 1st 2014, 9:05 PM 13,879 Views 35 Comments

This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.

# aviation - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Why is airport security different around the world?
# Security Concerns
# Security Concerns

Why is airport security different around the world?

Sep 28th 2014, 6:30 PM 23,472 Views 60 Comments

Shoes off? Laptops out? One shoe on? Laptop half in the bag, half out?

# aviation - Saturday 27 September, 2014

This plane could replace 12,000 jets - and it finally took off this week
# Plane Sailing
# Plane Sailing

This plane could replace 12,000 jets - and it finally took off this week

Sep 27th 2014, 8:15 AM 32,560 Views 52 Comments

The planes are vastly more efficient, Airbus says.

# aviation - Friday 19 September, 2014

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you
# Flying High
# Flying High

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O'Leary? New third-level courses could be for you

Sep 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,179 Views 12 Comments

DCU and the DAA have joined up to establish the Dublin Aviation Institute.

# aviation - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Lower airfares from Dublin at risk as cold water poured on price plan
# Flying High
# Flying High

Lower airfares from Dublin at risk as cold water poured on price plan

Sep 10th 2014, 11:23 AM 11,908 Views 12 Comments

Aviation watchdog said airport’s license in danger if lower charges mean security cuts.

# aviation - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Low fares mean Ryanair jets are getting really full
# Packed Planes
# Packed Planes

Low fares mean Ryanair jets are getting really full

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:33 PM 24,465 Views 44 Comments

Record 9.4 million punters used the low-cost carrier last month.

# aviation - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here's what you can do
# Don't Go Nuts
# Don't Go Nuts

Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here's what you can do

Aug 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 21,701 Views 48 Comments

One family is faced with not bringing their child to meet his grandparents because of his allergies.

# aviation - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour
# Early Arrival
# Early Arrival

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour

Aug 24th 2014, 7:54 PM 55,840 Views 77 Comments

The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert
# No-Fly Zone
# No-Fly Zone

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert

Aug 24th 2014, 12:02 PM 14,678 Views 9 Comments

Iceland’s Meteorological Office said there is no sign of an eruption.

# aviation - Thursday 21 August, 2014

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

Aug 21st 2014, 1:54 PM 26,556 Views 37 Comments

It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…

# aviation - Friday 8 August, 2014

How many flights come in and out of Dublin every day?
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

How many flights come in and out of Dublin every day?

Aug 8th 2014, 2:05 PM 27,680 Views 39 Comments

Lots. Lots and lots.

Cleared for takeoff: US private equity player snaps up Shannon firm
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Cleared for takeoff: US private equity player snaps up Shannon firm

Aug 8th 2014, 10:50 AM 9,054 Views 10 Comments

Eirtech will be merged with two other companies to form a global presence.