Ryanair Head of Training: “Ireland should be the capital of the billion-euro student pilot industry”

Future of flight training in Ireland

Ryanair’s Head of Training and Deputy Chief Pilot believes that Ireland could become the capital of the billion-euro student pilot training industry. Andy O’Shea firmly believes that Ireland could be top for pilot training with minimal investment, citing that the infrastructure is already there. The Head of Training said that “more than a third of the industries current stock pile…

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Ryanair Announces New Frankfurt Routes

Ryanair expansion

Ryanair are set to challenge German flag-carrier Lufthansa at Frankfurt Hub, by increasing based aircraft from two to seven next winter (Winter 2017). New routes from Frankfurt include UK flights, to Manchester and Stansted as well as Madrid and Milan, along with several leisure destinations which will be announced shortly, bringing their total destinations from Frankfurt to twenty-four. Chief Executive…

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Norwegian launches long-haul 737 flights from UK

Norwegian Airlines 737 Max

Norwegian Airlines this week announced their latest transatlantic routes, using Boeing 737 Max aircraft from 5 different Irish and UK airports to the United States. The services are scheduled to start in June 2017 and will connect with Hartford, Newburgh Stewart and Providence on the US East Coast. Norwegian will operate their fleet of brand-new Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft to the…

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White House says Norwegian of ‘huge’ economic interest

Norwegian Long Haul USA deal

Norwegian’s plans to expand with its Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International got a boost from the White House today, with press secretary Sean Spicer saying the US has a “huge economic interest” in the airline’s growth. “There is a deal in which having 50% of the crews and the pilots are American based, they’re flying Boeing planes – there’s…

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