Ryanair Signs Pilot Training Software Partnership With CEFA Aviation

First European Airline To Introduce World Leading Pilot Training Safety App

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 May) announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, a leader in flight safety and pilot training software and services, to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes.

With this new partnership, launched at EASA’s Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe in Brussels, Ryanair will become the first airline in Europe to introduce this breakthrough pilot training innovation with the only app in the world allowing pilots to replay their flights on their tablet after landing.

In Brussels, Ryanair’s Chief Pilot Ray Conway said:

“This agreement marks the beginning of the next chapter in Ryanair pilot training and will set new standards for delivering constructive feedback to our crews. Over the next year we will monitor pilot performance to ensure that our pilots not only deliver to the highest standards of safety and efficiency in the industry but set new standards of excellence for the years ahead.

Training to the highest standards of safety and efficiency is, and always has been a top priority for Ryanair. Our focus on safety is unrelenting. Our  pilots are among the best in the business and our 34 year safety record speaks for itself. Innovating with this new mobile service has been a development of our 3-year Corporate Safety Strategy ensuring that safety & security remain at the heart of everything we do in Ryanair.”

Dominique Mineo, CEFA Aviation’s CEO and founder said:

“We are extremely satisfied to partner with the No.1 airline in Europe and to welcome this low-cost carrier into the CEFA AMS community. After Asia and our launch customer All Nippon Airways, it is highly important to deploy our innovation within Europe with this continent’s No. 1 airline, and an airline with an absolute commitment to safe operations. We will benefit from this new cooperation through Ryanair’s return on experience – allowing us to continuously enhance our mobile service.”

Captain Andy O’Shea, Head of Crew Training at Ryanair, said:

“The implementation of CEFA Aviation’s world first mobile service testifies Ryanair’s innovative strength as well as our strong desire to lead the shift of the pilot training paradigm as advocated by EASA. Our airline has high hopes for CEFA AMS which integrates into our world-leading OFDM (Operational Flight Data Monitoring) system that was adopted fleet-wide in 2004.

The CEFA AMS flight replay facility app is a milestone in our endeavors to enhance our pilots’ proficiency. It is the perfect match with our unique OFDM replay facility in our fleet of Fixed Base Simulators. We are proud to initiate a change designed to revolutionize not only the debriefing and training culture within the company, but also for European aviation, thus making the sky safer.”

Europe’s Greenest Airline Condemns Proposed Dutch Aviation Tax Which Rewards Polluters And Penalises Green Flying

Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline, Ryanair today (15 May) condemned the Dutch Government’s proposed National Aviation Tax, due to be introduced in 2021. This proposed tax will reward environmentally damaging, connecting flights – because it exempts transfer passengers at Schiphol’s hub airport (which is clearly designed as a further state aid to KLM), – while imposing the tax on more environmentally efficient direct flights taken by Dutch consumers and visitors travelling to and from the Netherlands. Connecting passengers at Schiphol who make no contribution to the Dutch economy, should be paying the cost of their damaging environmental footprint. Ryanair’s passengers have the lowest carbon footprint (CO2 per passenger km) of any airline operating to and from the Netherlands and Ryanair is investing in quieter, more fuel-efficient new aircraft – while KLM continues to operate older, half empty, less fuel-efficient aircraft. This tax rewards KLM’s environmental inefficiency, yet penalises Dutch passengers choosing Ryanair, Europe’s greenest cleanest airline.

Ryanair passengers already contribute to the environment by choosing to fly with Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline, they pay environmental taxes through both the EU’s ETS fees and excessive Government taxes, and now they are to be penalised again by this Dutch Government tax, which will exempt KLM’s environmentally inefficient transfer passengers (who take two flights to reach their destination rather than one environmentally efficient direct flight).

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: 

“This Dutch Aviation Tax has nothing to do with the environment, it’s just another state subsidy to KLM. If the Dutch Government are serious about the environment then it should apply environmental taxes to the biggest polluter which is those passengers taking 2 connecting flights at Schiphol on older aircraft, and instead levy lower taxes on environmentally efficient airlines carrying passengers on direct flights on newer aircraft to/from the Netherlands”.

Ryanair Obsłużył W Katowicach 3 Miliony Pasażerów

Ryanair, linia lotnicza nr 1 w Polsce, dziś (10 maja) poinformowała, iż z jej oferty w Katowicach skorzystało 3 miliony pasażerów. W sezonie Lato 2019 Ryanair oferuje w Katowicach loty na 6 trasach: Ateny (2 x tyg.). Birmingham (2 x tyg.), Dublin (3 x tyg.), Edynburg (2 x tyg.), Londyn Stansted (codziennie) oraz Mediolan Bergamo (2 x tyg.).

W październiku 2019 roku Ryanair zbazuje w Katowicach 2 samoloty (inwestycja 200 mln $) i od sezonu Zima 2019/2020 zaoferuje 12 nowych połączeń do Odessy, Dortmundu, Katanii, Kijowa, Kolonii, Manchesteru, Oslo, Bolonii, Brindisi, Göteborga, Cork oraz Pafos. W tym roku, w Polsce, Ryanair obsłuży prawie 13 milionów pasażerów.

Pasażerowie mogą teraz zarezerwować loty aż do marca 2020 roku korzystając z najnowszych udogodnień, w tym:

  • Najtańsze loty – znajdź tańszy lot w ciągu najbliższych 3 godzin, zwrócimy różnicę oraz 5€ na konto MyRyanair
  • Punktualność – nasza punktualność to 90% (z wyłączeniem ATC)
  • Specjalny Dział Obsługi Klienta – odszkodowania z tytułu EU261 rozpatrywane są w ciągu 10 dni, pomoc 24/7, uproszczona procedura – 2 minuty
  • Udogodnienia w zakresie procedury rezerwacyjnej – możliwość dokonywania zmian do 48 godzin od czasu rezerwacji
  • Działania środowiskowe – program równoważenia skutków emisji dwutlenku węgla, w ciągu 5 lat linia lotnicza wolna od plastiku
  • Nowa opcja Ryanair Choice – opłata roczna w wysokości €199 za wybór miejsca, fast-track oraz priorytet wejścia na pokład dla często podróżujących.
  • Udogodnienia na stronie internetowej – nowa wyszukiwarka cen, bilety na imprezy sportowe, przewodniki turystyczne na życzenie

 

Z tej okazji Ryanair wprowadził do sprzedaży bilety na loty z Katowic już od 85 zł. Bilety w promocyjnej cenie na podróż do końca czerwca dostępne są jedynie do niedzieli (12 maja) na www.ryanair.com.

W Katowicach, Olga Pawlonka – Dyrektor ds. Komunikacji Ryanaira w krajach Europy środkowo-wschodniej i na Bałkanach powiedziała:

„Z naszej oferty w Katowicach skorzystało już 3 miliony pasażerów. W październiku otworzymy tutaj naszą bazę (6. w Polsce) i zaoferujemy 12 nowych tras. W sezonie Zima 2019/2020 nasi pasażerowie będą mogli podróżować na 18 trasach łącznie, co przyczyni się do szybkiego i znaczącego wzrostu liczby pasażerów.

Z tej okazji  wprowadzamy do sprzedaży bilety na loty z Katowic już od 85 zł. Bilety w promocyjnej cenie na podróż do końca czerwca 2019 roku dostępne są jedynie na Ryanair.com do niedzieli (12 maja) do północy. Aby zdążyć najlepiej wejść na www.ryanair.com już teraz.”

Ryanair Schedules Extra Flights For Liverpool’s Champions League Final

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (9 May) added 2 extra flights to accommodate Liverpool supporters travelling to see their side’s Champions League final with Spurs, following huge demand from fans.

Seats are limited and selling fast, so Ryanair advises Liverpool fans to log on to www.ryanair.com and book these Champions League special flights as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said:

“Liverpool are back in the final of Europe’s premier club competition and following strong demand from Reds for the Spurs game, we’ve added 2 extra flights. Our specials depart Liverpool on 31st of May and 1st of June and return from Madrid on 2nd and 3rd of June.

These Champions League special flights are on sale now, so fans should log on to www.ryanair.com today and book early to avoid missing out.”

 

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur – Saturday, June 1st 3.00pm
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Ryanair Schedules Extra Flights For Champions League Final

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (9 May) added extra flights to accommodate Irish Liverpool and Spurs supporters travelling to see their side’s Champions League Final on Saturday, June 1st, following huge demand from fans.

Seats on these Champions League specials are on sale now, so fans should book today on www.ryanair.com to ensure they don’t miss out.

Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said:

 “Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will come face to face in the final of Europe’s premier club competition and following strong demand from Irish Reds and Spurs fans alike, we’ve added extra flights. Our extra flights depart Dublin on 31st of May and returns from Madrid on 2nd of June.

 These Champions League special flights are on sale now, so fans should log on to www.ryanair.com today and book early to avoid missing out.”

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur – Saturday, June 1st 3.00pm
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Ryanair Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary At Manchester Airport

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (9 May) celebrated its 25th year anniversary at Manchester Airport, where it has carried over 30.1m customers since low fares first arrived at Manchester Airport in 1994.

Since Ryanair’s first Manchester flights, Ryanair has grown:

  • To carrying over 30.1m customers to/from Manchester (reaching 11m milestone in 2014)
  • From 1 route to Dublin to over 60 routes
  • To opening Manchester base in 2011, now with 12 based a/c ($1.2bn)
  • From carrying 153,000 customers p.a. to over 5.4m customers p.a.

Manchester consumers and visitors can now book their holidays on 63 routes for Summer 2019 and a further 52 winter 2019 routes as far out as March 2020, enjoying even lower fares and Ryanair’s 2019 customer care improvements, including:

  • Lowest Fares – find a cheaper fare within 3 hours, get paid the difference plus €/£ 5 MyRyanair credit
  • Punctuality – deliver 90% target (excl. ATC) or 5% off following month’s air fares
  • Customer Care Charter – EU261 claims processed in 10 days, new 24/7 support, connect in 2 mins
  • Care Improvements – 48-hour free of charge grace period for changes to bookings
  • Environmental Improvements – carbon offset programme, environmental partners & plastic free in 5 years
  • New Ryanair Choice – €199 annual fee for free seats, fast-track & priority boarding for freq. guests
  • Digital Improvements – new fare finder, sports tickets, bespoke travel guides & faster mobile

 

To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale on its Manchester routes with fares available from just £12.99, for travel in May, which must be booked by midnight Monday (13 May), only on the Ryanair.com website.

 

Ryanair’s Eimear Ryan said:

 “Ryanair is pleased to celebrate our 25th anniversary at Manchester airport where, as its largest airline, we have carried over 30.1m customers since 1994. Manchester consumers and visitors can now book their holidays on 63 routes for summer 2019 and 52 routes for winter 2019. We are also pleased to announce two new routes to Prague and Milan Malpensa for winter 2019.

 To celebrate, we are releasing seats on our Manchester routes on sale from £12.99, for travel in May, which are available for booking until Monday (13 May). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.

 

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said:

 “We are delighted to celebrate Ryanair’s 25th anniversary from Manchester Airport. Over the last two and a half decades the airline has grown massively here at the UK’s global gateway in the North.

 Ryanair’s routes and fares are incredibly popular with our 28.5 million annual passengers, and we look forward to the future and celebrating further milestones.”

RYANAIR HA SUPERATO I NUOVI STANDARD DI SICUREZZA PER IL TRACKING DEI VOLI CON GLOBALBEACON

Ryanair, la compagnia low cost preferita in Europa, ha annunciato oggi (8 Maggio) il lancio di GlobalBeacon, una piattaforma live di flight tracking che unisce le capacità di analisi dei dati di FlightAware con l’interfaccia web e la copertura di tracking globale di AireonSM.

La rete Aireon traccia ogni aeromobile grazie alle antenne ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast), presenti in molte parti del mondo, compresa l’Europa. Questo permette alla maggior parte delle compagnie aeree e agli operatori del settore di usufruire di GlobalBeacon senza richiedere alcun equipaggiamento aggiuntivo.

In Europa tutti gli operatori aerei sono obbligati dall’Agenzia Europea per la Sicurezza Aerea (AESA) a tracciare la posizione dei propri aerei con una frequenza di 15 minuti, in condizioni di normali operazioni. È previsto che entro il 2021 sarà obbligatorio ricevere una posizione ogni cinque minuti in situazioni di emergenza dell’aeromobile. Nel caso di un incidente, questo sistema aumenterà l’efficienza di risposta attraverso l’individuazione di un’area per la ricerca ed il soccorso di 11 chilometri. I nuovi requisiti AESA sono basati sul Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS), creato dall’Organizzazione Internazionale dell’Aviazione Civile (ICAO) come risposta alla scomparsa dei voli AF447 e MH370.

GlobalBeacon soddisfa di gran lunga la richiesta attuale di 15 minuti e, in un’ottica futuristica, permetterà a Ryanair di rispettare le aspettative per la tracciabilità dei voli poichè fornisce in qualunque momento la posizione live, aggiornata minuto per minuto.

Peter Bellew, Chief Operating Officer di Ryanair, ha affermato:

“In Ryanair la sicurezza per i nostri passeggeri, l’equipaggio e l’aeromobile è la priorità e questa ultima partnership si aggiunge al nostro livello di sicurezza leader nel settore. Senza dover installare alcuna ulteriore apparecchiatura sulla nostra flotta, siamo in grado di monitorare i nostri aeromobili senza gap nella copertura e riceveremo una segnalazione immediata nel caso in cui un nostro aeromobile si dovesse trovare in una situazione di difficoltà. FlightaAware ha reso questo servizio estremamente vantaggioso e facile da utilizzare.”

Daniel Baker, Fondatore e CEO di FlightAware, ha affermato:

“GlobalBeacon ha reso facile e vantaggioso per le compagnie aeree modernizzare le loro attività di tracking dei voli per rispettare gli standard GADSS e le pratiche consigliate. Siamo molto grati che Ryanair, leader di settore e compagnia low-cost più grande d’Europa, si sia unita agli altri vettori di tutto il mondo nell’utilizzo di questo strumento per aumentare la sicurezza dei passeggeri e la consapevolezza operativa.”

Ryanair Supera Los Nuevos Estándares De Seguridad Sobre Seguimientos De Vuelos Aliándose Con GlobalBeacon

Madrid, 8 de mayo de 2019. Ryanair, la aerolínea de bajo coste favorita en Europa, ha anunciado hoy el despliegue de GlobalBeacon. Esta plataforma, que permite hacer seguimiento de vuelos en tiempo real, combina las capacidades de procesamiento de datos y la interfaz web de FlightAware con los datos del sistema global de seguimiento y vigilancia de aeronaves que opera AireonSM.

Con el objetivo de monitorizar el tráfico aéreo, la red de Aireon utiliza las antenas de su sistema de vigilancia dependiente automática (ADS-B, por sus siglas en inglés), obligatorias en muchas partes del mundo, incluyendo Europa. Esto permite que la mayoría de las aerolíneas y operadores de aviones aprovechen la plataforma de GlobalBeacon sin necesidad de adquirir e instalar equipamiento adicional.

Actualmente, la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (EASA) requiere que todas las aerolíneas que operen en Europa monitoricen sus vuelos con una frecuencia de una posición por cada 15 minutos en sus operaciones habituales. Para 2021, se espera que esta frecuencia se incremente hasta recibir una posición por minuto si un avión se encuentra en una situación problemática. En el caso de que se produzca cualquier incidente, esto mejorará la eficacia de respuesta, reduciendo sustancialmente el rango de búsqueda y rescate a una superficie de 11 kilómetros. Estos nuevos requerimientos implantados por la EASA se basan en el Sistema Mundial de Socorro y Seguridad Aeronáuticos (SMSSA), creado por la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (ICAO) como respuesta a la pérdida de los vuelos de Air France en 2007 (AF447) y Malaysia Airlines en 2014 (MH370).

El sistema de GlobalBeacon supera con creces el requerimiento actual de 15 minutos y permite que Ryanair, de forma proactiva, cumpla con las futuras expectativas en términos de seguimiento de vuelos, actualizando sus posiciones minuto a minuto en todo momento.

 

Peter Bellew, COO de Ryanair, ha comentado:

Para nosotros, la seguridad de nuestros clientes, tripulación y aviones es nuestra máxima prioridad. Este acuerdo se suma a nuestro intachable historial de seguridad, líder en la industria. Sin necesidad de instalar equipamiento nuevo en nuestra flota, podemos monitorizar nuestros aviones de forma constante, estando informados de forma inmediata en caso de que hubiese un incidente. Gracias a FlightAware podemos implementar su servicio de forma fácil y eficiente”.

 

Por su parte, Daniel Baker, Fundador y CEO de FlightAware, ha declarado:

GlobalBeacon hace que la modernización del sistema de seguimiento de vuelos sea directa y rentable para las aerolíneas, permitiendo que cumplan con los estándares establecidos por el SMSSA y los procedimientos que recomienda. Estamos encantados de que Ryanair, líder en la industria y la aerolínea low-cost más grande de Europa, se haya unido a otras compañías del mundo para impulsar este sistema para mejorar la seguridad del pasajero y la consciencia situacional”.