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# aviation - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide
# Boeing
# Boeing

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide

Jan 17th 2013, 7:59 AM 7,801 Views 25 Comments

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
# Shannon
# Shannon

Plans to make Shannon a tourist attraction unveiled

Dec 10th 2012, 5:58 PM 9,115 Views 56 Comments

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
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ireland West Airport Knock threatens legal challenge over Shannon plans

Dec 3rd 2012, 10:17 AM 6,945 Views 19 Comments

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

# aviation - Monday 29 October, 2012

Tour the Gulfstream G650 - it only costs €50m
# Rich List
# Rich List

Tour the Gulfstream G650 - it only costs €50m

Oct 29th 2012, 5:00 PM 19,484 Views 35 Comments

It flies at almost the speed of sound and Oprah, Warren Buffet and Ralph Lauren want one.

# aviation - Sunday 14 October, 2012

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth
# Skydiving
# Skydiving

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

Oct 14th 2012, 7:55 PM 51,674 Views 70 Comments

The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.

# aviation - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Sep 20th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,871 Views 33 Comments

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

# aviation - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards

Sep 18th 2012, 5:19 PM 10,300 Views 40 Comments

An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.

# aviation - Monday 20 August, 2012

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island

Aug 20th 2012, 7:16 PM 9,102 Views 9 Comments

High-res footage has revealed “a scattering of man-made objects” in location consistent with 1937 photo which sparked search.

# aviation - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat

Aug 16th 2012, 9:10 AM 3,681 Views 0 Comments

The flight from New York made an emergency landing after an anonymous phone call said there were explosives on board.

# aviation - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Aer Lingus traffic figures increase with summer surge
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Aer Lingus traffic figures increase with summer surge

Aug 7th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,094 Views 25 Comments

Just over one million people flew with Aer Lingus in July, the vast majority of them on short haul flights.

# aviation - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Dublin Airport back to normal after diverted flight caused disruption
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Dublin Airport back to normal after diverted flight caused disruption

Aug 4th 2012, 10:41 AM 7,583 Views 12 Comments

A flight from London to Boston had to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after a technical problem.

# aviation - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action
# Pensions
# Pensions

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Aug 1st 2012, 6:12 PM 5,663 Views 53 Comments

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

# aviation - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster
# Two By Two
# Two By Two

Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster

Jul 31st 2012, 4:50 PM 12,038 Views 90 Comments

“We want two people to walk through the door,” says Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer.

# aviation - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Jul 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,823 Views 25 Comments

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

# aviation - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer
# Takeover
# Takeover

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer

Jul 18th 2012, 7:58 AM 3,464 Views 23 Comments

The airline says that the reasons for stopping the takeover on competition grounds on now “even stronger”.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Ryanair makes €694 million bid for Aer Lingus
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair makes €694 million bid for Aer Lingus

Jul 17th 2012, 4:39 PM 5,188 Views 50 Comments

It’s official.

# aviation - Friday 6 July, 2012

[Update] Enterprise Ireland distances itself from pilot training school controversy
# Irish Pilots
# Irish Pilots

[Update] Enterprise Ireland distances itself from pilot training school controversy

Jul 6th 2012, 12:27 PM 5,792 Views 10 Comments

The Minister and the IAA say they are working to resolve the situation but no guarantee on the students’ money can be given.

# aviation - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?

Jul 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 18,499 Views 28 Comments

Check out these amazing aviation advertisements from Aer Lingus, TWA and others during the 1950s and 1960s.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots
# Aviation
# Aviation

Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots

Jul 4th 2012, 6:59 PM 5,050 Views 5 Comments

The group of Irish pilots are stranded in Florida and face losing up to €85,000 each.

# aviation - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed
# Come Fly With Us
# Come Fly With Us

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed

Jun 14th 2012, 12:19 PM 3,087 Views 10 Comments

The airport had been given two months to solve the security issues raised by the European Commission.

# aviation - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport
# Runway
# Runway

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport

Jun 12th 2012, 12:26 PM 6,676 Views 12 Comments

The plane had just arrived from the Isle of Man when the incident happened. All 29 passengers were unhurt and disembarked safely.

# aviation - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Five killed, 13 injured in Ukraine plane crash
# Aviation
# Aviation

Five killed, 13 injured in Ukraine plane crash

Jun 10th 2012, 12:29 PM 2,555 Views 0 Comments

The small aircraft made an emergency landing at Borodyanka airport, about 30km west of Kiev.

# aviation - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Plane goes off the runway at Waterford Airport
# Aviation
# Aviation

Plane goes off the runway at Waterford Airport

Jun 5th 2012, 6:45 PM 12,356 Views 53 Comments

No injuries are reported after the FlyBe passenger plane came off the runway this evening.

# aviation - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city

Jun 3rd 2012, 6:39 PM 4,634 Views 8 Comments

The plane crashed into a two-storey building in Africa’s largest city. Residents said the plane had been coming in low and making a loud noise before it crashed.

# aviation - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Wreck of Russian plane found in Indonesia
# Aviation
# Aviation

Wreck of Russian plane found in Indonesia

May 10th 2012, 7:52 AM 2,188 Views 0 Comments

There is little hope of finding any survivors.

# aviation - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight

May 9th 2012, 1:29 PM 5,738 Views 4 Comments

Plane carrying 46 people has lost contact with air traffic controllers while flying in western Indonesia.

# aviation - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Apr 2nd 2012, 8:26 AM 5,286 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# aviation - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance

Mar 20th 2012, 4:06 PM 6,103 Views 13 Comments

Earhart and Fred Noonan went missing over the Pacific in 1937, but the remains of their aircraft have never been found.

# aviation - Monday 12 March, 2012

€1.8m regulator's office 'investigated one complaint per day' - Ryanair
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

€1.8m regulator's office 'investigated one complaint per day' - Ryanair

Mar 12th 2012, 12:20 PM 5,245 Views 50 Comments

Michael O’Leary demands that the Commission for Aviation Regulation explain why its staff are paid such a high average salary.

# aviation - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

Feb 28th 2012, 11:06 AM 1,381 Views 19 Comments

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# aviation - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Traffic at Irish airports declined in January
# Airports
# Airports

Traffic at Irish airports declined in January

Feb 16th 2012, 10:54 AM 1,267 Views 9 Comments

The latest figures show that commercial flights were down most at Cork airport compared to January 2011.

# aviation - Friday 10 February, 2012

Lawyer claims pilots’ decisions were main cause of Cork air crash
# Cork Air Crash
# Cork Air Crash

Lawyer claims pilots’ decisions were main cause of Cork air crash

Feb 10th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,399 Views 2 Comments

Families of the six victims and survivors intend to take legal action against the various aviation companies implicated in the crash at Cork Airport a year ago.

# aviation - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Interim report into Cork air crash finds sensor fault on plane
# Cork Air Crash
# Cork Air Crash

Interim report into Cork air crash finds sensor fault on plane

Feb 7th 2012, 3:56 PM 3,657 Views 4 Comments

Six people died when a Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork crashed at Cork Airport almost a year ago.

# aviation - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Feb 5th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,872 Views 0 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

# aviation - Saturday 4 February, 2012

French airline workers to strike for four days
# France
# France

French airline workers to strike for four days

Feb 4th 2012, 12:10 PM 2,313 Views 6 Comments

Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.

# aviation - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

US airlines go green by running flights on biofuels
# Biofuels
# Biofuels

US airlines go green by running flights on biofuels

Nov 8th 2011, 10:21 AM 506 Views 13 Comments

A number of US airlines are now running their planes on biofuels – such as algae-based and vegetable-based fuels – in an effort to fly cleaner and greener.

# aviation - Friday 4 November, 2011

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
# Qantas
# Qantas

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 682 Views 9 Comments

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

# aviation - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

Aug 31st 2011, 8:17 AM 393 Views 1 Comment

The flag-carrier’s losses for the first half of 2011 are 46 per cent worse than last year, but there’s better news to come.

# aviation - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Scottish airline to run Donegal to Dublin route
# Aviation
# Aviation

Scottish airline to run Donegal to Dublin route

Aug 24th 2011, 12:14 PM 779 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Aer Arann will operate the Kerry/Dublin service.

# aviation - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

'Lucky escape' for men injured in Tipperary light plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

'Lucky escape' for men injured in Tipperary light plane crash

Aug 10th 2011, 10:54 AM 680 Views 0 Comments

The pair are understood to have been on a training flight when their aircraft crashed in Co Tipperary yesterday morning.