Ryanair facing new probe over air safety

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9552561/Ryanair-facing-new-probe-over-air-safety.html

    Ryanair is facing an investigation by aviation authorities in Ireland and Spain following accusations that the airline is “courting disaster” by flying with near-empty fuel tanks in a bid to cut costs.

    The decision came at a meeting in Dublin yesterday and follows a series of incidents in Spanish airspace involving the no-frills carrier.

    On Sunday, a flight from Paris to Tenerife was diverted to Madrid due to a technical issue; on Saturday, a Ryanair flight was diverted to El Prat airport in Barcelona because of an engine fault; and on July 26 three Ryanair aircraft were forced to make emergency landings in Valencia after drawing near to their minimum legal level of fuel. EU rules require commercial aircraft to carry sufficient fuel to cope with various contingencies - such as unexpected delays or re-routing to other airports.

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    That's Ryanair, it's not a big surprise here. I hope we will hear about the outcome too on MP.
     
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