September 21, 2012
Irish Aviation Authority Finds Ryanair in Compliance with Minimum Fuel StandardsThere's been recent controversy over complaints by Spanish authorities that Ryanair planes might be carrying less than the minimum amount of fuel required to safely reach their destinations. Ryanair has attempted to reduce fuel costs and improve fuel efficiency by limiting the excess fuel carried on its flights. The initial investigation by Irish authorities appears to have found Ryanair in accord with its legal requirements.
September 20, 2012
Arik Air Suspends Domestic Flights
Arik Air, Nigeria's largest carrier, has halted all domestic flights indefinitely after its offices were raided Thursday, allegedly by government officials. The airline and government aviation authorities offer differing accounts of the incident. The airline is heavily in debt to the government and is supposedly behind on payments to its employees as well. This incident marks the latest misfortune for Nigeria's struggling aviation sector.