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# aviation - Monday 4 November, 2013

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February

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

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

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

# aviation - Monday 28 October, 2013

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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 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

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FlightFest: Your Pictures

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

# aviation - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"

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

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

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

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

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.

# aviation - Friday 21 June, 2013

Investigation after two planes have 'near miss' over NYC

The Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 came close to a Shuttle America plane on 13 June.

# aviation - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over 'single sky' strike

Have you holidays booked over the next three days? Read on.

# aviation - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

American Airlines grounds all flights because of tech glitch

Systems have now been fully restored but delays and cancellations are expected.

# aviation - Monday 8 April, 2013

Research says transatlantic flights will be 'bumpier' by 2050

Why? More turbulence could be a symptom of climate change.

# aviation - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Lufthansa flights cancelled as staff strikes commence

Workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne have walked out.

# aviation - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway

Last night’s flight to Dublin was delayed as a result.

# aviation - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.

# aviation - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Transatlantic flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport

US Airways flight 799, from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, had only just cleared Ireland before deciding to turn back.

# aviation - Monday 28 January, 2013

Ryanair still optimistic on Aer Lingus bid

The airline said its bid involves two upfront buyers, each basing aircraft in Ireland.

# aviation - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide

Aviators have grounded most of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries can be fixed.

# aviation - Monday 10 December, 2012

Plans to make Shannon a tourist attraction unveiled

The six-year plan was produced by Clare County Council and unveiled this morning. It includes an aviation museum and ‘green infrastructure’.

# aviation - Monday 3 December, 2012

Ireland West Airport Knock threatens legal challenge over Shannon plans

Management said it may have “no choice but to challenge the Government’s inequitable behaviour towards the airport in the courts”.