Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital, which last month said it will buy $11.8 billion of planes from Airbus Group in the largest single-aisle aircraft order ever placed by a leasing company, is understood to have emerged as a bidder for Awas’ aviation assets. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital are understood to have joined the bidding for aircraft assets being sold by (...)

Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

The longest line at the Farnborough International Airshow last week was for a model aircraft. In the absence of the F-35 Lightning, the colossally exp(...)

Shannon Group will combine the airport authority with the property ownership and management activities of Shannon Commercial Enterprises Ltd, and Shannon Heritage and the International Aviation Services Centre.

Legislation creating a new State company to take charge of Shannon Airport and the region’s commercial zone, and improve the regime for the Republic’s(...)

An Airbus 400M comes into land with an Airbus 350 in the foreground, at Farnborough Airshow in southeast England yesterday.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Irish-based SMBC Aviation Capital will tap capital markets to fund the delivery of the 115 aircraft that it has ordered from European manufacturer (...)

SMBC chief executive Peter Barrett

Dublin-based aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital said it had placed an order worth $11.8 billion with Airbus for 115 aircraft.The firm orde(...)

A computer rendering of the A350 in Qatar Airways livery. The A350 is the manufacturer’s challenger to Boeing’s 787 long-range, mid-sized aircraft. Photograph: AP Photo

The chief executive of Airbus, Fabrice Brégier, is hoping that 2014 will be remembered for Airbus delivering the A350 passenger jet – the company’s fi(...)

Jean-Paul Herteman, chief executiveof Safran, arrives at the Elysee Palace to attend a meeting with French president Francois Hollande. Airbus Group and Safran are to boost co-operation with a joint venture in space launchers, aiming to galvanize Europe’s competitive response to US low-cost rival SpaceX. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Airbus Group and Safran have agreed to create a 50-50 joint venture in space launchers, combining Airbus’s launch systems with Safran’s propulsion sys(...)

Norwegian Air Shuttle has chosen Dublin as the headquarters for its long-haul business

Norwegian Air Shuttle, which was given the green light to establish a subsidiary in Ireland earlier this year, has said its plan to introduce long-hau(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)