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# aviation - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 5th 2014, 1:35 PM 26,288 Views 57 Comments

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
# Flight Risk
# Flight Risk

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

Jul 28th 2014, 10:40 PM 10,547 Views 20 Comments

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

# aviation - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats
# Saddle Up
# Saddle Up

Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats

Jul 17th 2014, 9:41 AM 26,580 Views 48 Comments

They look really, really uncomfortable.

# aviation - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak
# Flights
# Flights

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

Jul 10th 2014, 7:34 PM 9,528 Views 40 Comments

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
# No Danger
# No Danger

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

Jul 7th 2014, 10:44 PM 57,926 Views 69 Comments

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
# Fighter Jets

Here's what a fighter jet flying through canyons looks like from the backseat

Jul 5th 2014, 10:00 AM 15,263 Views 26 Comments

And sounds. My word, the sounds.

# aviation - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 298 Views 21 Comments

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
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

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

Jun 30th 2014, 11:23 AM 11,863 Views 12 Comments

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
# Turbulence
# Turbulence

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

Jun 25th 2014, 12:08 PM 36,238 Views 62 Comments

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
# Hero
# Hero

Pilot hailed after landing plane that had lost power

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:21 PM 20,462 Views 24 Comments

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
# Aww Leary
# Aww Leary

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

Jun 18th 2014, 10:28 AM 8,869 Views 67 Comments

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
# Aviation
# Aviation

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

Jun 14th 2014, 4:00 PM 18,093 Views 7 Comments

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"
# Hijacking
# Hijacking

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

Jun 10th 2014, 1:51 PM 11,671 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Flying High
# Flying High

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

Jun 10th 2014, 12:44 PM 22,357 Views 74 Comments

The answer might surprise you.

# aviation - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport
# In A Flap
# In A Flap

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

Jun 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 46,975 Views 71 Comments

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
# Brrrrrr
# Brrrrrr

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

Jun 1st 2014, 4:00 PM 18,537 Views 18 Comments

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
# Begg Off
# Begg Off

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

May 30th 2014, 7:55 PM 21,248 Views 130 Comments

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
# First Come First Served
# First Come First Served

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

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 16,799 Views 37 Comments

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
# Plane Crazy
# Plane Crazy

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

May 19th 2014, 8:36 PM 14,886 Views 65 Comments

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
# Grounded
# Grounded

Plane diverted to Dublin Airport after flight attendants report illnesses

May 10th 2014, 7:54 PM 63,550 Views 68 Comments

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

# aviation - Friday 9 May, 2014

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action

May 9th 2014, 3:53 PM 17,082 Views 97 Comments

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
# Rocky Landing
# Rocky Landing

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

Apr 29th 2014, 8:54 AM 12,347 Views 14 Comments

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
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Good news for aviation and manufacturing start-ups

Apr 10th 2014, 11:26 AM 6,381 Views 5 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 12:34 PM 14,458 Views 99 Comments

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
# Flight 214
# Flight 214

Pilot error 'probable cause' of fatal San Francisco crash

Apr 1st 2014, 9:33 AM 20,967 Views 10 Comments

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
# Missing Flight
# Missing Flight

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

Mar 31st 2014, 8:37 AM 22,340 Views 33 Comments

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
# Sightings
# Sightings

New objects seen but none recovered in jet search

Mar 29th 2014, 12:23 PM 14,686 Views 20 Comments

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
# MH370
# MH370

‘Objects spotted’ in new MH370 search area

Mar 28th 2014, 11:40 AM 24,432 Views 56 Comments

“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’
# Thumbs Up
# Thumbs Up

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

Mar 21st 2014, 7:56 AM 5,491 Views 10 Comments

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'
# MH370
# MH370

Missing flight was 'turned by someone in the cockpit'

Mar 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 46,538 Views 90 Comments

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
# High Times
# High Times

Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts

Mar 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 25,744 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Flightmares
# Flightmares

Ryanair says video claims are 'untrue'

Feb 21st 2014, 3:04 PM 67,478 Views 168 Comments

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
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

Feb 10th 2014, 11:44 AM 5,621 Views 11 Comments

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
# Hello Stranger
# Hello Stranger

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

Feb 5th 2014, 2:26 PM 16,636 Views 42 Comments

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
# Working Paper
# Working Paper

Pics: Man spends five years building a paper aeroplane

Jan 23rd 2014, 5:04 PM 31,345 Views 27 Comments

And the results are spectacular.

# aviation - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Joint trade mission will see Bruton travel to the Singapore Airshow
# Aviation
# Aviation

Joint trade mission will see Bruton travel to the Singapore Airshow

Jan 21st 2014, 3:48 PM 3,901 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Jan 21st 2014, 9:56 AM 5,143 Views 27 Comments

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
# Up And Away
# Up And Away

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Jan 15th 2014, 6:41 PM 5,649 Views 40 Comments

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
# Air Traffic
# Air Traffic

Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport

Jan 13th 2014, 8:18 PM 11,440 Views 38 Comments

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
# Traffic Disruption
# Traffic Disruption

Plane lands on New York City highway

Jan 5th 2014, 2:37 PM 33,505 Views 37 Comments

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