Regulator threatened to ground 162 Ryanair planes, court told
Peter Bellew says he gave an assurance to ‘move heaven and earth’ to get safety documentation in order
Ryanair was threatened with the grounding of 162 aircraft by the aviation safety regulator, the airline’s outgoing chief operations officer told the High Court on Wednesday.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) considered Ryanair’s “deficiency” in its safety paperwork in February last year “so severe that they were threatening to ground 162 aircraft,” Peter Bellew said in evidence.
This was averted due to “an assurance I made, that we would...
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