German union threatens Lufthansa strikes after Christmas

Business Dec 23, 2019

German union threatens Lufthansa strikes after Christmas

A German cabin crew union on Sunday threatened Lufthansa with fresh walkouts after Christmas as discussions to resolve a bitter dispute over pay and conditions failed to make progress. Speaking after the latest round of arbitration talks, the UFO union said efforts to come up ...

World Apr 13, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Germanwings jetliner evacuation

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 crashed into a mountain in the ...

World Apr 6, 2015

Crash co-pilot's medical history a mystery to German aviation watchdog

The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it told Reuters on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a ...

National 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 of ...

Lufthansa flight school knew about Lubitz's depression

World Apr 1, 2015

Lufthansa flight school knew about Lubitz's depression

The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. The statement is potentially damaging ...

Germanwings crash co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

World Mar 31, 2015

Germanwings crash co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's license, German prosecutors said on Monday. This was the first acknowledgement from German officials that the pilot, Andreas ...

Commentary / World Mar 31, 2015

Are we sure co-pilot was the killer?

by Leonid Bershidsky

News reports on accusations that Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot, purposely brought down Flight 9525 over the French Alps have rushed to convict him. "Andreas Lubitz (27), the Amok Pilot," ran a banner headline in Bild, Germany's most popular tabloid. "Killer in the Cockpit," screamed ...