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Ryanair averted grounding third of fleet over maintenance

Back in 2018, Ryanair was facing a grounding of approximately a third of its fleet over a problem with maintenance certificates before the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stepped up and saved the day, reports indicate. The COO in question, Peter Bellew, is now leaving the Irish low cost carrier for an equivalent role at its arch-nemesis easyJet ‒ a move against which Ryanair is fighting tooth and nail in court. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Ryanair says “no travel chaos”, despite failing talks with unions

Remember last summer’s travel misery as a wave of union strikes at Ryanair paralyzed hundreds of holidaymakers’ flights? The scenario is likely to repeat itself in the comings weeks, with staff walkouts now planned in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Portugal. Ryanair assures it expects minor disruption to operations, but the prospect of the two sides resolving their ongoing dispute is dim....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Norwegian ends transatlantic flights from Ireland; blames 737 MAX

Citing unfavorable market conditions due to the 737 MAX groundings, Norwegian Air has decided to cut its flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to North American destinations....


AeroTime Team
Ryanair announces €20M loss, IAG-like structure & new CEO “soon”

After posting €20 million net profit loss, Ryanair is now planning serious structural changes to be more like IAG, while its leadership changes are coming soon....


Ruta Burbaite
Irish airspace reopens after “complete radar failure”

The airspace of the Republic of Ireland has reopened after flights to and from the country’s two primary airports – Cork and Shannon – were suspended on the evening of October 2, 2018, due to a significant radar issue....


Ruta Burbaite
SAS cancels 700+ flights in three months over crewing issues

It has recently emerged that SAS Scandinavian Airlines cancelled 700 flights in a three-month period between April and June of 2018 due to staff shortages....


AeroTime Team
Ireland establishes representative body for aircraft leasing

Ibec, through Financial Services Ireland, announced on July 3, 2018, the establishment of a new representative body, Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI), to ensure that Ireland retains its position globally in aircraft leasing....


Zivile Zalagenaite
BOC Aviation awarded $90M by Kingfisher Airlines

India‘s Kingfisher Airlines is long gone, but its troubles – are not. The UK High Court on February 5, 2018, awarded BOC Aviation – Singapore based leasing company – an estimated amount of $90 million in claims to be paid by the defendants - the now defunct Indian airline and its parent company....


Halyna Dashkevich
SMBC Aviation Capital to contribute to Irish art

The National Gallery of Ireland re-launched its Corporate Partnership Programme and announced the aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital as its partner....


Oleg Volkov
Highlights of Shannon International Leasing Conference 2017

The University of Limerick hosted the second annual Shannon International Leasing Conference with a distinguished audience of technical strategists and engineers from within the aviation industry....