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  • Pilot faces accidents branch quizzing after Ryanair wet lease carrier lands at wrong UK airport

    <P><BR>The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is leading an inquiry into an incident yesterday when a flight operated on behalf of Ryanair landed on a demi-disused air field several kilometres from its intended destinatiuon. <BR><BR>The captain of the Eirjet Airbus A320, operating a UK domestic flight yesterday that landed at Ballykelly UK Army Air Corps&nbsp;base rather than City of Derry airport in Londonderry, 8km (5miles) away, was questioned yesterday by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), but will now face a grilling from the&nbsp;UK AAIB, who has taken over&nbsp;primary investigation of the incident .&nbsp;The Shannon-based airline operates flights under a wet lease agreement with Ryanair.<BR><BR>The AAIB is carrying out the investigation jointly with the Irish Air Accidents Unit into how the&nbsp;mistake happened.&nbsp;&nbsp;The IAA will simultaneously study procedures breakdown, although says the incident "is just something that happens". Ryanair has also launched

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    News | 12 Jun 2014 11:04 | Niall O’Keeffe

    Norwich International has been acquired by Rigby Group’s aviation division.
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    News | 05 Jul 2013 09:31 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>Coventry and Exeter airport investor Rigby Group is to acquire infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty's specialist division Regional and City Airports Management.</p><p>The...
  • Poor load factor forces Aer Arann to axe planned Derry routes

    News | 05 May 2010 09:45 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>Irish regional carrier Aer Arann is axing two planned services from the city of Derry, to Manchester and Edinburgh, after attracting load factors of less...
  • UK CAA lifts suspension of Derry Airport licence

    News | 29 May 2007 11:42 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Commercial flights have resumed at <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Northern Ireland</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s City of Derry Airport after the UK CAA lifted the suspension of its aerodrome licence, following an agreement to address safety concerns.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The CAA effectively closed the airport on 25 May after highlighting inadequate safety standards, including poor apron condition, lighting and markings, and the need for better bird control.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>But it has agreed to lift the suspension from today following a meeting with the local council authority which owns the airport. The CAA says it is “reassured” by the council’s commitment to
  • UK CAA suspends Derry Airport licence over safety concerns

    News | 25 May 2007 10:06 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>British Airways and Irish budget carrier <span class=spelle>Ryanair</span> have been forced to cancel flights to <st1:country-region u1:st="on">Northern Ireland</st1:country-region>’s City of Derry Airport after <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">UK</st1:place></st1:country-region> regulators suspended the facility’s operating licence over safety concerns.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The UK CAA says it is suspending the licence from today after obtaining evidence of systematic safety-management failings at the airport, and adds that the licence will not be restored until the problems are addressed.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:Plac
  • Charts to change after Derry error

    News | 16 Jan 2007 00:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Landing at wrong airfield triggered by lack of clear data