Aer Lingus staff, Fiona Tracey, Sorcha O’Rourke, Grainne Kelly and Lydia Worrell, welcome the arrival of first Aer Cap Airbus A350 at Hanger 6 Dublin Airport in July 2015. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

Shareholders in Aer Lingus have until today, August 18th, to accept an offer from British Airways owner IAG to acquire the airline. However the deadl(...)

An employee works at the A320 family final assembly line of Airbus factory in Tianjin, China. The French airplane manufacturer now has a backlog for more than 4,100 A320neo planes, following a record order by Indian airline IndiGo. (Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, firmed up an order to buy as many as 250 Airbus Group NV A320neo single- aisle jets, further strengthening the Frenc(...)

Derry’s guildhall: the North’s unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent remains above the UK average rate of 5.6 per cent. Photograph: Gavan Donnelly

Union leaders have raised fears of potential job losses at Derry based Maydown Precision Engineering less than a month after it was acquired by Sch(...)

The MH370 search area off the east coast of La Réunion measures 120km by 40km. Photogaph: EPA

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Mala(...)

A French serviceman looks for debris near Réunion: the search area off the island’s east coast measures 120km by 40km. Photograph: Patrick Becot/ECPAD

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Malaysi(...)

Relatives of Chinese passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 speaks to a representative from Malaysia Airlines outside their office building in Beijing, China on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Technical experts in France will on Wednesday begin examining a plane part that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that (...)

Police officers inspect metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Richard Bouchet/AFP/Getty Images.

French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia (...)

Police remove a case containing metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island, close to where where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

A second object which was found yesterday and thought at first to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 has been verified as a domes(...)

Police escort  what could be the first piece of  wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370. Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

Investigators in Toulouse are hoping to unlock the mystery of the disappeared Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as the piece of aircraft wreckage found w(...)

Officers carry debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviatio(...)