Peter Kearney

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Last year, air traffic volumes managed by the IAA decreased by almost 60 per cent. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) recorded its first pretax loss last year following the collapse in international air traffic due Covid-19 . T(...)

A team in the IAA’s north Atlantic communications centre in Ballygirreen, Co Clare operates the alert service, developed by Aireon, a US company that makes systems for tracking aircraft. Photograph: iStock

Air travel regulator, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has won a safety award for its use of a system that a global organisation says “saves lives”.(...)

An empty Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport in April last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Flights through the State’s air space collapsed to 1980s levels last year following travel bans imposed by governments to combat Covid-19, new figures(...)

September flights in and out of Dublin Airport, the Republic’s biggest, fell 70%   to just 6,630

Flights in the Republic plummeted two-thirds to 38,170 last month as Covid-19 restrictions continued to take their toll on air travel, latest figures (...)

The IAA said 18,290 flights were handled by air traffic controllers here last month, barely a fifth of the figure recorded in the same month last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has reported an 83 per cent drop in flights handled by its air traffic controllers as a result of travel restrictio(...)

The IAA regulates aviation safety, controls air traffic and aids aircraft in navigating through Irish and north Atlantic air space. Photograph: Getty Images

A spike in demand for pilot and aircraft engineer licences put pressure on resources at air travel regulators last year, according to a government-com(...)

Ireland’s biggest airport, Dublin, recorded just 2,067 flights during April, an 89.98 per cent decrease on the same month last year. Photograph: PA

New figures confirm that commercial Irish air travel collapsed by 90 per cent last month as Covid-19 restrictions gripped aviation. Safety regulator (...)

Published figures indicate that Ryanair is paying €180 a day to keep each of 33 craft parked in Dublin Airport. Photograph: iStock

Ryanair is demanding that Dublin Airport axe parking charges on aircraft grounded there by the Covid-19 crisis. Published figures indicate that the a(...)

While airports provide security staff and equipment they must meet standards set by the EU, which the IAA enforces in the Republic

Airports will pay the State’s air travel safety watchdog an extra €2 million next year to supervise security. Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, on (...)

IAA chief executive Peter Kearney and scholarship recipient Emily Lawton. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two aviation students at Dublin City University (DCU)have each been awarded a €5,000 scholarship by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to cover their (...)

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