Apr 5, 2015

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the commission told Berlin ...

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

Apr 4, 2015

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the copilot ...

Germanwings co-pilot reportedly lied to doctors about sick leave

Apr 2, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot reportedly lied to doctors about sick leave

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying commercial planes, the German daily Bild reported on Thursday. Citing sources from the investigation, the paper said ...

Apr 1, 2015

Japan mulls requiring two crew in cockpit at all times

The Abe administration said Tuesday it is considering following the lead of the European Aviation Safety Agency in recommending that airlines ensure at least two crew members are in the cockpit at all times. The move comes in the wake of the recent crash ...

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

Mar 29, 2015

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

The captain of the passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to “open the damn door” as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to ...

Mar 28, 2015

Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name'

The co-pilot who crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried “health problems” would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to “change the whole system,” an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. The 26-year-old woman, identified ...