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Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

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A FUEL REPORT by the Irish Airport Authority (IAA) confirmed that Ryanair aircraft carried extra fuel and complied fully with European Union operations procedures when inspected in Spain last July.

Aviation and transport authorities from Spain and Ireland met yesterday to discuss safety standards at the airline following a number of Ryanair aircraft citing technical difficulties made unplanned landings in Spain this month.

The three aircraft that were inspected had been diverted to Valencia en route to Madrid after declaring an emergency when the calculated usable fuel on landing at Valencia was less than final reserve.

The IAA report into the three emergency landings in Valencia confirmed that all three aircraft carried fuel in excess of flight plan fuel requirements and diverted to Valencia with more than final diversion fuel.

It also said the aircraft correctly declared emergency procedures in accordance with EU operations regulations.

In a statement today, the Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary called on the Spanish Ministry (Fomento) to take up its invitation to send a team of inspectors to Dublin to examine its operations.

“We hope that the Fomento will now accept Ryanair’s invitation to inspect our operations in Dublin in order to put an end to the false claims and misinformation in the Spanish media in recent weeks about Ryanair’s outstanding 28 year safety record,” he said.

Related:Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair’s safety standards>

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