A further complication is that Aer Lingus is a shareholder in a leasing company which leases aircraft to Stobart. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus must now be a key player as events play out at Stobart Air, after the recent eruption of boardroom tensions at the smaller airline. Stobart(...)

The IAA would not comment yesterday on whether there had been contacts with Stobart. In a statement it said that it is “in regular contact with all airlines concerning safety and security matters”.

Stobart Air, the airline which runs the Aer Lingus regional network, is believed to have been contacted by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), the ind(...)

Pilots’ unions on both sides of the Atlantic accuse Norwegian Air International of using Ireland as a flag of convenience to hire cheap labour

European pilots have vowed to continue to challenge a US decision to grant an Irish-based airline a licence to fly there on the grounds that it will (...)

A jet came very close to crashing into a mountain in Kerry when pilots became confused over flight instructions, air accident investigators found. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A private jet leaving Kerry for Canada last year was one minute from crashing after pilots became confused, it has been found. The jet came very clo(...)

A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport, according to police. Photograph: PA

Why are drones making headlines now? On Sunday, a British Airways flight was hit by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow A(...)

John Paul Scally, Ireland managing director of Lidl: sales in the Republic are “significantly more” than €1 billion. Photograph: Keith Arkins

After more than two months without a government, a third attempt to elect a taoiseach ended in failure this week as the vultures of political instabil(...)

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the carrier looking to offer long-haul low fares option to Asia and America out of Ireland.

Cork Airport looks set to get its first transatlantic service following a breakthrough in a dispute over the US government’s delay in granting a permi(...)

Michael O’Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) does not need to build a new €50 million air traffic control tower at Dublin Airport, according to Ryanair chief ex(...)

The IAA is responsible for the provision of air traffic management in Irish airspace

Profits at the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) rose 13 per cent to almost €34 million last year, according to figures released on Monday. The authorit(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority said that the tower is needed to ensure safety and pointed out that other airports with parallel runways, including Manchester and Istanbul, have similar structures. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Dublin Airport will need a new 87m high air traffic control tower along with its second runway, bringing the cost of developments there to a possible(...)