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Mixed 2008 for Irish Aviation Authority, 2009 expected to be worse


2008 was a mixed year for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), the partly-government owned body which holds responsibility for the air traffic control services in Irish-controlled airspace and safety regulation of Irish civil aviation industry. Traffic performance declined “in all areas” in Dec-08, part of a sharply downward trend in traffic recorded by the Irish Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP). [840 words]

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  • Controllers and radar problems in early 2008
  • Steps towards Europe's SES future
  • Proposed European Functional Airspace Blocks
  • Into 2009: traffic and revenue to continue to fall

Graphs and data:

  • Irish Aviation Authority overflights: 2007 and 2008
  • Irish Aviation Authority HF communications: 2007 and 2008
  • Irish Aviation Authority North Atlantic operations: 2007 and 2008
  • Irish airport terminal movements: 2008
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