Low cost Irish airline Ryanair can be called one of the most economical in the world. So, at one time she was already famous for introducing standing places in her planes. But it seems that this was not the end of the matter.
According to Agence France-Presse, the airline was suspected of chronically underfilling its aircraft with fuel in order to save money. Suspicions raised by the German Pilots' Union Vereinigung Cockpit.
As you know, the more the aircraft weighs, the higher the fuel consumption. Accordingly, a plane with full tanks consumes more fuel, which is very expensive and is the main cost item for any airline. At the same time, an under-refueled aircraft is always a risk, because emergency situations are quite possible when it will have to stay in the air much longer than the estimated time.
The investigation began after three of the company's planes heading to Madrid were forced to make an emergency landing in Valencia. This was because the weather in Madrid was bad, the landings were significantly less than usual, which meant an increase in the time spent in the air. Such a "luxury" Ryanair aircraft, it seems, could not afford.