JOINT GOVERNMENT STATEMENT CONFIRMS RYANAIR “ON A PAR WITH SAFEST EU AIRLINES”
RYANAIR INVITES SPANISH GOVT TO INSPECT OPERATIONS
Ryanair, Spain’s largest airline, yesterday (20 Sept) released copies of the official IAA report* into the 3 Valencia fuel emergency procedures of 26 July last which confirm that all 3 Ryanair aircraft:
1. carried fuel in excess of flight plan fuel requirements
2. diverted to Valencia with more than final diversion fuel
3. correctly declared emergency procedure in accordance with EU Ops regulations
The IAA investigation report (which 2 Spanish AESA officials participated in) confirms conclusively that Ryanair’s 3 crewscorrectly “declared an Emergency in accordance with EU Ops”. Ryanair welcomes this report which conclusively disproves the recent false claims in the Spanish media that Ryanair’s aircraft carried less than minimum fuel and/or were in breach of EU regulations.
Ryanair also welcomed this week’s joint statement of the Irish and Spanish Transport Ministries which confirmed that “Ryanair’s safety standards are on a par with the safest airlines in Europe”.
Ryanair now calls on the Spanish Ministry (Fomento) to take up Ryanair’s invitation to send a team of inspectors to Dublin to examine Ryanair’s operations which will confirm, as the IAA did yesterday, that “Ryanair’s safety standards are on a par with the safest airlines in Europe.”
In Madrid Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“We welcome this official report into the Valencia procedures on the 26th July last which confirms that all 3 Ryanair aircraft carried extra fuel and that all 3 complied fully with EU Ops procedures.
We also welcome this week’s joint statement of the Irish and Spanish Transport Ministries which confirms that Ryanair’s safety standards are on a par with the safest airlines in Europe. 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.”
View the IAA report here: http://www.ryanair.com/doc/news/2012/iaa_report_valencia_EN.pdf