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# aviation - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

No obvious reasons why plane crashed into the Alps

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

The man was restrained by passengers.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

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

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

The plane landed in Denmark.

# aviation - Monday 2 February, 2015

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?

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

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

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

# aviation - Sunday 18 January, 2015

# aviation - Friday 9 January, 2015

A record number of passengers flew via Knock airport last year

Their London services were particularly popular.

# aviation - Thursday 1 January, 2015

First victim of doomed AirAsia flight buried

Nine bodies have been recovered so far.

# aviation - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

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

Or, you know, in three years.

# aviation - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Heat from vegetables forces plane into emergency landing at Shannon

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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

*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?

Was it yours?

# aviation - Sunday 23 November, 2014

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

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class…

# aviation - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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

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

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?

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

But Dublin Airport isn’t happy about the news.

# aviation - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Flying could be about to get way more comfortable

Even in economy.

# aviation - Saturday 4 October, 2014

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert

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

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?

Lots. Lots and lots.

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

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

# aviation - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

# aviation - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Passenger plane escorted to Manchester by fighter jet after reports of device on board

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a fake bomb threat.

# aviation - Monday 28 July, 2014

US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns

The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.