(IAA).- Statement by the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Spanish Ministry of Development
18 September 2012: A delegation from the Spanish Ministry of Development led by the Secretary General for Transport met representatives of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, led by the Secretary General, with the Irish Aviation Authority in Dublin today (Tuesday) to discuss oversight of Ryanair’s operation in Spain.
The Irish authorities gave an assurance of the IAA’s rigorous oversight of Ryanair’s operations and on their satisfaction with Ryanair’s safety standards which are on a par with the safest airlines in Europe.
The Irish authorities extended an invitation to the Spanish authorities to send an expert delegation to visit the IAA and to be briefed in detail on the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.
It was recognised that there is already good cooperation between the IAA and its Spanish counterpart AESA and it was agreed that the two organisations will develop a Memorandum of Understanding on increased cooperation.
The Directors General of Civil Aviation in the two jurisdictions will also meet regularly.
As an example of this increased cooperation it was agreed that the circumstances of a specific incident in Madrid airport on 16th September would be jointly examined by IAA and AESA.