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Another Ryanair incident

A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline,  performing flight FR-1182 from Shannon to London Gatwick was involved in an incident recently that resulted in a terrain warning being set off due to the aircraft being too low.

The flight, on the 7th February and with 131 people on board, was on a visual approach to Gatwick’s runway 08R when the aircraft descended below profile and received a terrain message. The crew corrected the profile and continued for a safe landing on runway 08R.

The NTSB reported that the crew noticed at the same time as the terrain message was issued, that the aircraft had descended too low and corrected their visual approach profile. The United Kingdom’s AAIB is investigating the occurrence, the NTSB have assigned an accredited representative as state of manufacture and design of the aircraft.

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Ryanair jet narrowly avoids mid-air smash

A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, had a very near miss with a glider whilst on approach to land at Bremen in Germany.

The aircraft, registration EI-EKJ and performing flight FR3665 from Italy to Bremen in Germany, was on approach to runway 27 when the crew saw a glider in very close proximity to it.

The Ryanair jet was able to continue the approach and it landed safely about 5 minutes later.

Germany’s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) reported that the separation between the Ryanair Boeing 737-800 and the glider was reduced to 0.36nm laterally. The minimum vertical separation was estimated at 200 feet by the Ryanair crew.

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Ryanair pull out of 200 plane deal with Boeing

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, has confirmed that it has ended negotiations with Boeing over the purchase of 200 new aircraft.

It added it would not be looking to buy aircraft from another supplier.

Ryanair said that it would now bring forward plans to “significantly reduce growth and capital expenditures” between 2012 and 2015.

The airline said it would still take delivery of 112 Boeing aircraft between 2010 and 2012, as previously agreed.

“We regret that our prolonged negotiations with Boeing have failed to reach a mutually acceptable conclusion,” said Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

He said the two partners had agreed pricing on the 200 aircraft, but that Boeing was unwilling to include some other terms and conditions that his company enjoyed in existing contracts.

“We have no plans to reopen discussions with Boeing or any other aircraft manufacturers… perhaps in the future there may be other opportunities for Ryanair and Boeing to work together,” Mr O’Leary added.

The airline said it would generate surplus cash between 2012 and 2015 because it would no longer be buying the aircraft, and that this would be distributed to shareholders.

In order to keep costs down, all Ryanair’s aircraft are made by Boeing.

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Ryanair CEO O’Leary in mind game bullyboy tactics with Boeing

Ryanair’s evil CEO Mr Michael O’Leary is again employing bullyboy tactics in an effort to scare Boeing into accepting lesser terms and conditions in the sale of 200 new aircraft to the Irish airline.

Negotiations have been ongoing for over a year now and O’Leary claims that Ryanair have “effectively reached agreement on the price for 200 aircraft, but Boeing now wants to renegotiate delivery terms that would be worse than we currently have”.

Ryanair’s board will meet Dec. 17. Mr. O’Leary said that if no deal had been reached by then, the deal would be off.

If the airline and Boeing can’t strike a deal, Mr. O’Leary has said that Ryanair will throttle back its expansion plans. It will defer deliveries from Boeing of several 737s ordered in recent years, cancel options to buy 10 737s, and distribute cash to shareholders. Beyond 2012, the company would largely stop growing for the foreseeable future, Mr. O’Leary has said.

A Boeing spokesman said the company wouldn’t comment on customer negotiations that were ongoing.

Well done Boeing, shame on you Ryanair. Grow up wont you.

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