Ryanair investigated over air safety in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 19 Sep, 2012 @ 18:22
Ryanair investigated over air safety in Spain

RYANAIR is to be investigated by aviation authorities amid accusations it is taking huge risks by flying with the minimum fuel level in order to cut costs.

The decision was taken after a meeting between Spanish and Irish aviation authorities, called following a string of high-profile incidents involving the budget airline.

Three Ryanair aircraft were forced to make emergency landings in Valencia in July due to low fuel levels, while two separate incidents involving planes being diverted due to technical problems were reported at the weekend.

Ryanair insists that its planes are safe and fully compliant with EU regulations, despite Spanish pilot union leaders accusing it of ‘operating on the very limits of legality’.

A joint statement Ireland’s Department of Transport and the Spanish Ministry of Development said: “It was agreed that the circumstances of a specific incident in Madrid airport on September 16 would be jointly examined.”

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  1. The Spanish government is going to end up with egg on their face. It’s obvious that Forment are out of their depth.

    The real scandal is the chaos at AESA and the frankly third-world and dangerous standards of Spain’s Air Traffic Control. This is just an accident waiting to happen.