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Ryanair to take a $30 Million hit for Flight Cancellations: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Lord Leighton, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    ... well, it's rare to hear an operator admit to making a mistake. Again, a government change caused the compressed time limitations and cancellations. Crazy?!
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    What government change was that?
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    The strongest driver appears to be the crewing changes. Ryanair has been told by Irish aviation regulator IAA to change its leave year, which currently runs from April to March, to the calendar year from Jan.1, 2018. All leave must be allocated before then.

    So, what's the safety impact in the leave year being January to December vs April to March?
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    The regulation never changed. It was always 'calendar' year (900 hours in a calendar year, IAA & EASA). Hence O'Leary having to admit it was his people that screwed up by using 'operational' year. Ryanair has had over a year to comply but failed to properly plan for it. A contributing factor is that Ryanair treats pilots like slaves and can't keep them.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Thanks, EG. I wonder how long Ryan had operated by operational year before the Irish regulator insisted the change? What's the safety hazards by using Operational year vs calendar year?
     
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    The pilots' group was claiming that the operational year was tweaked every year which caused violations of the calendar year limitations.
    I don't see much of a safety issue but I can see none of the pilots being scheduled off for Easter holiday.

    I edited this to add that my employer has thousands of applicants from Europe. The European airlines are paying B-737 & A-320 Captains 5000Euro/mth or less. The cost of living in Europe is huge in many major cities. The pilots get their hours on type and leave as quick as they can. Wonder why O'Leary didn't mention this in his press statement....
     
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    ....as Paul Harvey said, "Now you Know the Rest of the Story"! Thanks for sharing, EG.
     
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