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# aviation - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats

They look really, really uncomfortable.

# aviation - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

# aviation - Monday 7 July, 2014

It may look like a near-miss, but this pilot did exactly what he was supposed to do

The Spanish aviation authorities say that there was no danger of the planes colliding.

# aviation - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Here's what a fighter jet flying through canyons looks like from the backseat Fighter Jets This post contains videos

# aviation - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Opinion: Amelia Mary Earhart vanished 77 years ago today, but her legacy lives on Amelia Earhart This post contains images

Opinion: Amelia Mary Earhart vanished 77 years ago today, but her legacy lives on

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight attempt secured her place in history, but so did her championing of women’s rights.

# aviation - Monday 30 June, 2014

Ryanair's No. 2 is stepping down, but they've got a replacement already lined up

Current finance director Neil Sorahan is taking over from Howard Millar.

# aviation - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Medics 'forced to use plastic bags and tissues' on injured Ryanair passengers

The airline said that passengers sustained minor injuries, but passengers are disputing this.

# aviation - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Pilot hailed after landing plane that had lost power

The plane was damaged in the landing, but all on board were unhurt.

# aviation - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Ryanair is getting even cuddlier - now they'll heat your baby's bottle

As Aer Lingus struggles with industrial relations, Ryanair is stepping up the charm offensive – what does this mean for the Irish aviation industry?

# aviation - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Move over NASA. Pilots are pretty good at dramatic selfies as well

The pilots take on the astronauts in the ‘who takes the best selfies’ war.

# aviation - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Man arrested after threatening to blow up plane to "a destination in Europe"

The plane was boarded by anti-terrorism agents who entered into talks with the alleged would-be hijacker.

What's the world's most popular international airline?

The answer might surprise you.

# aviation - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened during a strike by Italian ground staff.

# aviation - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here's how aeroplanes are tested to go into -40 degree temperatures

This is why even if you crash land in the Tundra, you can enjoy movies on demand.

# aviation - Friday 30 May, 2014

Ryanair boss O'Leary criticises Aer Lingus cabin crew and board

The Ryanair chief said Aer Lingus cabin crew are among the “most protected and least overworked groups in Ireland”.

# aviation - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Ryanair hits back at 'Aer Lingus strike price hike' accusation

The company says that higher prices on the day of the proposed Aer Lingus strike are to do with interest in the flights.

# aviation - Monday 19 May, 2014

Aer Lingus says cabin crew demands would lead to 32 extra holiday days

The company also rejects talk of 16-hour days and 60-hour weeks.

# aviation - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Plane diverted to Dublin Airport after flight attendants report illnesses

Reports suggest that the crew fell ill early in the flight.

# aviation - Friday 9 May, 2014

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action

Impact says the ballot shows the “frustration” of cabin crew.

# aviation - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Irish cargo plane's landing gear failure causes runway closure at UK airport

East Midlands Airport state that the runway is closed until further notice.

# aviation - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Good news for aviation and manufacturing start-ups

The government is offering half a million euro in funding.

# aviation - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website

The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.

# aviation - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Pilot error 'probable cause' of fatal San Francisco crash

The airline had previously defended both pilots.

# aviation - Monday 31 March, 2014

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

# aviation - Saturday 29 March, 2014

New objects seen but none recovered in jet search

Two of the objects spotted were the same colours as the missing plane.

# aviation - Friday 28 March, 2014

‘Objects spotted’ in new MH370 search area

“Credible new lead” as search for MH370 goes on amid new claims that the plane was travelling faster than previously thought.

# aviation - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# aviation - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Missing flight was 'turned by someone in the cockpit'

The input that turned the Malaysian Airlines flight likely came from within the cockpit, the New York Times reports.

# aviation - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts

The outfits will be worn by attendants on Skymark Airlines planes when it introduces its Airbus A330 flights on domestic routes.

# aviation - Friday 21 February, 2014

Ryanair says video claims are 'untrue'

The video says that passengers were held against their will on a delayed flight.

# aviation - Monday 10 February, 2014

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

# aviation - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.

# aviation - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Pics: Man spends five years building a paper aeroplane

And the results are spectacular.

# aviation - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Joint trade mission will see Bruton travel to the Singapore Airshow

Minister Richard Bruton will make the trip next month with UK and Northern Ireland ministers.

SIPTU ballot for strike action at Aer Lingus & DAA under way

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has urged a quick, “simple” solution to the long-running dispute, which centres on a deficit in a pension scheme.

# aviation - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Dublin and Shannon each saw rises, but Cork airport saw traffic drop by over seven per cent.

# aviation - Monday 13 January, 2014

Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport

As a result of the passenger rise, DAA will pay a €5.6 million rebate to airlines who saw passenger growth in 2013.

# aviation - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Plane lands on New York City highway

Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured as the plane touched down on a busy road in afternoon traffic.

# aviation - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# aviation - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.