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Tougher pilot screening after Germanwings crash

A year after the Germanwings plane crash, Germany's lower house of parliament has passed a package of measures to tighten up reporting of pilot medical assessments and requiring tougher alcohol and drugs checks on pilots. Germ

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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent before crash

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps in March, killing all 150 people on board, practiced a descent on the previous flight, German newspaper Bild said on Tuesday. Prosecutors belie

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Air controllers urge remote control of planes

In response to the Germanwings crash last month, the German air traffic control authority has called on the aviation industry to consider technology that would allow people on the ground to take remote command of a passenger plane and safely lan

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Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare

A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said. Germanwings, a budget unit of German airline Lufthansa , has been in the spotlight since one of its planes cras

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Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps increased the airplane's speed before it crashed killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency

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Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash - Bild

A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage.

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Germanwings disaster 'not to harm budget carriers' image'

The disaster at budget airline Germanwings which killed 150 people will not harm the image of low-cost air travel in Europe, easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday. Airlines across the world were left reeling after

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Lufthansa cancels 60th anniversary event

Lufthansa said it was cancelling its 60th anniversary celebrations in memory of those killed aboard the Germanwings plane crash in France last week. Lufthansa had planned to host an anniversary event on April 15 but said it would

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Gulf Air implements cockpit ‘rule of two’

Bahraini’s national carrier will now have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following a Germanwings crash that killed 150 people last week. Gulf Air has started implementing the so-called &#

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Crash pilot had suicidal tendencies: German prosecutors

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday. "Several years ago before obtaini

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