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Ryanair To Create Over 3,500 New Jobs In 2017

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Oct) announced that it is to launch a major recruitment drive as it plans to take delivery of 50 new aircraft in the next 12 months. Ryanair announced that it will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 First Officers on its command upgrade programme across its 84-base European network. A...

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said the fallout from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will weigh on the discount carrier’s profit for as long as four years. The process of the U.K. negotiating its way out of the bloc, which could take two to four years, is set to depress yields, a measure of ticket prices and profitability in the airl...

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland confirms Babcock as aviation supplier

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is delighted to announce Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as the aviation supplier of the charity's two aircraft. Babcock will also provide aviation training and the pilots of both helicopters. Babcock has decades of experience in providing helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) across the UK and currently operates from more than 20 UK bases, respon...

Ryanair Interested in Extra Boeing 737 Jets If Orders Canceled

Ryanair Holdings Plc could snap up more Boeing Co. 737s should other carriers shy away from orders amid softening demand, Chief Executive Office Michael O’Leary said. Ryanair is interested in sourcing extra single-aisle planes, even though it has 115 current generation 737-800s due for delivery over the next few years followed by 100 updated 737 Max 200s arriving from 2019, and is also ex...

Ryanair says profit guidance unchanged despite weaker fares

Ryanair does not plan to change its profit guidance despite seeing weaker than expected average fares over the summer months, the airline said on Friday after a briefing for industry analysts. Average fares in the six months to the end of September are likely to have fallen between 8 and 9 percent from a year earlier, worse than the fall of between 6 and 8 percent that was forecast in July...

Record Month For Ryanair In July 2016

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (3 Aug) released July traffic statistics as follows: Traffic grew 12% to 11.3m customers. Load factor rose 1% to 96%. Rolling annual traffic to July grew 16% to 110.7m customers. Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “July was a record month for Ryanair as our traffic grew by 12% to 11.3m customers and we became the first airline i...

Eirtech Aviation Launches New Composites Training Programme

Eirtech Aviation announced an expansion in its services with the launch of a series of training courses covering key areas of Advanced Composites Technologies. The first in the series of courses ‘An Introduction to Composites in Aviation’ has been specifically designed for personnel working within the aviation industry who need to be familiar with composites materials and their...

Ryanair says on track for record profit, but Brexit risks linger

Budget carrier Ryanair Holdings PLC  said it remains on track for its highest-ever profit this year despite Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but warned it may yet have to review guidance since Brexit had created huge uncertainty. Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary said in an online presentation to investors on Monday that there remains a very real risk that profit g...

AWAS orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS CEO remarked on the deal, “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320 CEO Family aircraft which wi...

Aviation Finance Company reaches $6.5 billion of financing with eight sale-leaseback for Emirates

Aviation Finance Company (AFC), a Stellwagen Group company headquartered in Dublin, has now completed over $6.5 billion of financing with the sale and leaseback of its eighth A380-800 to Emirates. This will be the second A380 that will be owned by Stellwagen. Since its foundation three years ago, AFC has financed the delivery of aircraft for both airlines and leasing companies. Seraph...

Ryanair's hidden airline charges to be investigated by watchdog

Britain’s aviation watchdog is due to launch a review into hidden airlines charges after an MP raised concerns over Ryanair’s high costs of amending boarding passes and other travel documents. Ryanair charges £160 to change a passenger name on a booking, £45 to check in at the airport and £15 to print a boarding pass. Jim Shannon MP raised the issue in Parliamen...

GainJet Ireland ready for commercial operations

VIP aircraft charter operator, GainJet Ireland’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) has been approved by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), giving the newly established private jet operator the ability to commence commercial operations. GainJet Ireland is a subsidiary AOC operation of Greek VIP aircraft operator, GainJet Aviation S.A (based in Athens, Greece) and is based at Shannon ai...