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# 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”.

# aviation - Monday 29 October, 2012

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Tour the Gulfstream G650 - it only costs €50m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

It’s official.

# aviation - Friday 6 July, 2012

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

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

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Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is little hope of finding any survivors.

# aviation - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight

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

# aviation - Monday 2 April, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# aviation - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance

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

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

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

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

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

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

# aviation - Sunday 5 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

# aviation - Saturday 4 February, 2012

French airline workers to strike for four days

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

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

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

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

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

# aviation - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

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

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

# aviation - Friday 5 August, 2011

Ryanair accused of charging passenger in cardiac arrest for sandwich

Ryanair said it acted in accordance with procedure in offering to divert the plane but the passenger’s family are not happy.