The approach to Dublin Airport. It is estimated that Ireland commands a 60 per cent share of the global leasing market, with more than 50 aircraft leasing companies including 14 of the world’s top 15 lessors based here. Photograph: iStock

Talent, tax and track record are three of the key ingredients in the recipe which has turned Ireland into a global aviation finance powerhouse. The st(...)

If and when Air Corps personnel decide to leave the forces, “they are much sought-after both as commercial pilots and by aircraft leasing companies”. Photograph: iStock

For a young person starting out, one of the best ways to earn as you learn in aviation is to get accepted into the Air Corps, which combines a high-oc(...)

Hannah Quinn photographed at Newcastle Aerodrome, with a Cessna 150. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The concept of a humans flying through the air from point A to point B seemed impossible 120 years ago. The Wright Brothers’ invention revolutionised (...)

International Air Transport Association chief executive Alexandre de Juniac  during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, after the opening  of the annual IATA general meeting. Photograph: Getty Images

Airlines urged regulators on Sunday to co-ordinate on software changes to the Boeing 737 Max in a bid to avoid damaging splits over safety seen when t(...)

Lahinch native Micheál Ryan, who worked for the United Nations world food programme, was among those killed in the crash outside Addis Ababa. Photograph: Facebook

The model of Boeing aircraft involved in two fatal crashes in the last five months, including Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster, will continue ser(...)

Prospective pilots require a range of aptitude and skills possessed by only a small cohort of interested applicants. Photograph: iStock

My daughter is sitting the Leaving Cert in June and has hear heart set on becoming a pilot. I worry about how tough it is to qualify and what will hap(...)

File photograph of a crane moving part of the wreckage from the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club. File photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The helicopter involved in a crash which killed the owner of Leicester City lost control after the pilot’s pedals became disconnected from the tail ro(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority confirmed that it is seeing a growing number of applications for aircraft engineers’ licences. Photograph: Alan Betson

UK-based aircraft maintenance engineers are rushing to register with the Republic’s air travel safety watchdog as they fear a no-deal Brexit could hit(...)

Ryanair crew waits as passengers disembark at Brussels South Charleroi Airport: If the UK crashed out of the EU without a deal, it would fall out of Open Skies. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

A “no-deal” Brexit will squeeze airlines’ cashflows, hitting Irish carriers such as Ryanair and Norwegian Air, ratings agency Moody’s warns. Flights (...)

A report into civil search and rescue flights has found a ‘disconnect’ between agencies with regards to whois responsible for safety and legal oversight. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) should be “formally and clearly” assigned responsibility for legal and safety oversight of civil search and rescue (...)

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