Ryanair Welcomes Norwegian CAA’s Positive Report
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (16 July) noted the report by the Norwegian CAA which confirmed that Ryanair’s operations comply with all EU safety regulations and requirements. Ryanair also welcomed the CAA’s confirmation that its pilots and cabin crew enjoy stable employment conditions and rosters.
Ryanair noted the CAA’s comments on its contracts of employment. However, since these are Irish contracts, for people working in Ireland (on Irish registered aircraft) they must comply with Irish and EU regulations and are therefore not subject to regulation by the Norwegian CAA.
This position was recently confirmed by the Moss District Court, which ruled that Ryanair’s crew contracts are governed by Irish law, Irish regulation and the Irish courts.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair fully cooperated with this CAA inspection of our base at Oslo Rygge Airport. We are not surprised by its findings that Ryanair fully complies with all EU safety, and health and safety regulations and that our pilots and cabin crew enjoy excellent working conditions with stable and superior rosters.
Since the Norwegian CAA has no authority over Ryanair’s Irish contracts of employment, these will continue to be governed by Irish and EU employment legislation, as recently confirmed by the Moss District Court.”