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#Aviation

# 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 25,819 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 67,514 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 5,648 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 16,658 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 31,365 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 3,922 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 5,153 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 5,664 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 11,463 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 33,517 Views 37 Comments

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
# Diverted
# Diverted

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Dec 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 9,725 Views 10 Comments

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
# Aviation
# Aviation

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

Dec 5th 2013, 9:27 AM 3,828 Views 24 Comments

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

# aviation - Monday 4 November, 2013

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February
# Take Your Seats
# Take Your Seats

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February

Nov 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 36,352 Views 93 Comments

The company is warning that profits may fall this year, but is hoping that allocated seating from February will grow passenger numbers.

# aviation - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year
# Mile High Gaming
# Mile High Gaming

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Oct 31st 2013, 2:56 PM 10,446 Views 26 Comments

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# aviation - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes
# Ryanair Website
# Ryanair Website

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes

Oct 30th 2013, 10:54 AM 24,996 Views 102 Comments

The airline today also removed its much maligned Recaptcha security feature.

# aviation - Monday 28 October, 2013

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK

Oct 28th 2013, 7:51 AM 13,193 Views 26 Comments

Storm St Jude is continuing to hit England and Wales, affecting travel plans for many.

# aviation - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

Oct 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 12,960 Views 52 Comments

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

# aviation - Friday 11 October, 2013

Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff
# Aviation
# Aviation

Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff

Oct 11th 2013, 6:04 PM 12,230 Views 38 Comments

There were no injuries and the plane stopped safely, but a runway at Cardiff Airport was closed for some time.

Think you can make Ryanair friendlier? Come this way...
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Think you can make Ryanair friendlier? Come this way...

Oct 11th 2013, 2:22 PM 14,729 Views 62 Comments

Fancy trying to make one of the most notoriously prickly companies in the world more cuddly? Now’s your chance.

# aviation - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down
# Air Traffic
# Air Traffic

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down

Oct 9th 2013, 3:07 PM 6,314 Views 55 Comments

Dublin Airport handled nearly 500 flights every day in September, with 62 in Cork and 60 in Shannon.

Pilot flight hours restricted by EU vote but unions not happy
# Flight Time
# Flight Time

Pilot flight hours restricted by EU vote but unions not happy

Oct 9th 2013, 2:42 PM 7,193 Views 16 Comments

Rest days have been increased and night flights shortened but unions in Ireland and Britain say it could effectively increase flight times in some states.

# aviation - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do
# Not So Smart
# Not So Smart

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 7,664 Views 19 Comments

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# aviation - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ryanair to appeal French court ruling which fined airline €8 million
# Fined
# Fined

Ryanair to appeal French court ruling which fined airline €8 million

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:37 PM 8,129 Views 31 Comments

The court found that Ryanair had illegally registered workers working form Marseilles as Irish workers but the company insisted it is within EU laws.

# aviation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight
# Red Eye
# Red Eye

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

Sep 26th 2013, 4:39 PM 25,563 Views 68 Comments

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

# aviation - Monday 23 September, 2013

Heavy fog hits flights at Cork Airport, but situation is "improving"
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Heavy fog hits flights at Cork Airport, but situation is "improving"

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:31 PM 10,264 Views 47 Comments

Incoming flights have been diverted, while a number of flights have been cancelled as heavy fog settles over Cork.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ryanair chooses Stansted over Dublin for major growth surge
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair chooses Stansted over Dublin for major growth surge

Sep 17th 2013, 12:38 PM 14,885 Views 104 Comments

Ryanair will grow its passengers at Stansted to over 20 million a year in an expansion that could create 7,000 jobs at the airport.

# aviation - Sunday 15 September, 2013

FlightFest: Your Pictures
# FlightFest
# FlightFest

FlightFest: Your Pictures

Sep 15th 2013, 8:30 PM 38,507 Views 68 Comments

Over 30 aircraft flew over Dublin today. Here’s what you saw.

# aviation - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid
# Grounded
# Grounded

Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid

Sep 14th 2013, 7:16 PM 41,249 Views 81 Comments

With over 100,000 people set to descend on the centre of the capital, there will be traffic disruption. Here’s where it will be.

# aviation - Friday 13 September, 2013

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”

Sep 13th 2013, 8:08 PM 23,763 Views 49 Comments

Passengers and crew members had complained of nausea and headaches, due to a ventilation problem.

'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight
# Friday 13th
From The Daily Edge
# Friday 13th

'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight

Sep 13th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,195 Views 2 Comments

And it’s pretty full on Friday 13th, apparently.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ryanair issues profit warning, sees €1 billion wiped off share value
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair issues profit warning, sees €1 billion wiped off share value

Sep 4th 2013, 9:25 AM 10,582 Views 71 Comments

The company says that it “cannot guarantee” that profits won’t fall below the €570 million mark this year.

# aviation - Monday 26 August, 2013

Radar malfunction forces Boeing Dreamliner to abort flight
# Dashed Dreams
# Dashed Dreams

Radar malfunction forces Boeing Dreamliner to abort flight

Aug 26th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,677 Views 17 Comments

The troubled jetliner had to turn back to Tokyo Haneda airport following a radar malfunction.

The Sultan of Brunei's plane is in Dublin, but why?
# Sultan Of Wings
# Sultan Of Wings

The Sultan of Brunei's plane is in Dublin, but why?

Aug 26th 2013, 2:33 PM 31,262 Views 106 Comments

One of three planes owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men touched down in Dublin yesterday, but nobody is entirely sure for what reason.

# aviation - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?
# Who Killed The Flying Car?
# Who Killed The Flying Car?

Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?

Aug 17th 2013, 8:31 PM 16,179 Views 69 Comments

With the founder of PayPal looking to fund a new super-fast transport system in California, we look at who else tried to break away from current transport methods.

# aviation - Friday 16 August, 2013

Strike averted at Aer Arann
# Aviation
# Aviation

Strike averted at Aer Arann

Aug 16th 2013, 2:28 PM 5,067 Views 14 Comments

Pilots and management have reached an agreement over a pay row.

# aviation - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"
# Grounded
# Grounded

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"

Aug 15th 2013, 7:56 AM 25,162 Views 166 Comments

John Goss had previously spoken to a newspaper over concerns he had related to the airline’s safety and fuel policies.

# aviation - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary
# Dispatches
# Dispatches

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary

Aug 14th 2013, 9:23 PM 15,357 Views 52 Comments

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.

UPS plane crashes at Alabama airport, killing two crew
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

UPS plane crashes at Alabama airport, killing two crew

Aug 14th 2013, 12:31 PM 11,203 Views 12 Comments

Debris could be spread as far as a half a mile, authorities say and the Mayor of Birmingham says there have been a number of small explosions

# aviation - Monday 12 August, 2013

Aer Arann pilots to strike next week
# Strike
# Strike

Aer Arann pilots to strike next week

Aug 12th 2013, 10:05 PM 9,721 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) voted by a 91% margin to begin strike action next Tuesday.

# aviation - Friday 2 August, 2013

Own an electric plane - for just €35,000
# Electric Dreams
# Electric Dreams

Own an electric plane - for just €35,000

Aug 2nd 2013, 2:43 PM 9,769 Views 25 Comments

An American company is offering what they claim is the world’s first electric aircraft. But hurry! Only 25 are going to be sold in Europe.