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# aviation - Friday 27 May, 2011

Data shows Air France flight 447 fell 38,000 feet before crashing

Plane fell faster than 11,000 feet a minute as it plunged towards the water in crash which killed all 228 people on board, including three young Irish women.

# aviation - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Aviation company behind Cork air crash 'in danger of losing its licence to fly'

Concerns over Barcelona-based Flightline outlined as BBC radio programme hears how survivor’s recollection of the horror crash.

# aviation - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# aviation - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.

# aviation - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Dublin Airport defends low ranking in international airport survey

Confidential report shows Ireland’s main airport ranks 98th out of 146 international air hubs – but DAA says it compares well with its peer airports in Europe.

# aviation - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Plane crash kills 14 in Honduras

Honduran government officials among those killed when a small plane

# aviation - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Co-pilot sends plane into near-death plunge while trying to adjust his seat

His pilot colleague saves the day by jumping from the bathroom and halting nosedive of Indian passenger jet.

# aviation - Thursday 28 October, 2010

BA chief to see wages take off after Iberia merger

Former Aer Lingus head Willie Walsh will get a 12% pay rise once the tie-up is completed.

# aviation - Saturday 9 October, 2010

Terminal 2 goes through final 'dry run' T2 This post contains videos

Terminal 2 goes through final 'dry run'

Final day of testing at Terminal 2 ahead of opening next month.

# aviation - Saturday 25 September, 2010

Sicilian airport remains closed after jet lands off runway

Thirty passengers injured after plane lands on tarmac during heavy rain.

# aviation - Friday 20 August, 2010

AN AIR TRAFFIC control glitch is affecting some northern European flights, according to the BBC.

A problem at the Eurocontrol radar system earlier today has caused problems to flights in Germany and the Netherlands.

The glitch has been corrected, but some flight disruptions continue.

Air traffic capacity over western Europe was reduced by 25% during the problem, but is expected to return to normal shortly.

The Dublin Airport Authority has not commented on whether Irish flights have been affected. UK officials said that there had been minor disruptions to flights in and out of the UK.

# aviation - Thursday 29 July, 2010

MICHAEL O’LEARY is sure to be chuckling away to himself, as the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has today been slapped on the wrist.

The DAA has failed to meet two out of 13 quality targets, set for it by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, and as a consequence, something that will really please the low cost airline – the DAA will be forced to drop airport charges.

The DAA failed to ensure that passengers spend less than 30 minutes queueing at a security checkpoint. On several occassions it was noted that passengers queued over the limit – up to 34minutes at one stage.

The airport also failed in satisfying passengers need for phone and internet facilities at the airport.

A spokesman for the Commission for Aviation Regulation said the amount of reduction in the maximum airport charge was minimal – around 1 cent per passenger – but that this was the first time airport charges were being partly based on quality standards.

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