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  • Background to Germanwings A320 accident


    There are few facts available about the 24 March Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the French Alps, but it is an unusual event in that whatever precipitated the accident appears to have occurred in the cruise. In this case the cruise was a very brief period – less than 3min from levelling out at the top of climb to the beginning of the continuous descent to impact.


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  • Norway prepares report on new airline business practices


    ​Norway's Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing a report on the effects of commercial air transport...


  • EASA simplifies PBN preparations


    ​European operators can expect a less bureaucratic transition to performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures...


  • EASA ponders commercial single-engine IMC ruling


    EASA has recently completed its review of industry comments on the controversial subject of commercial single-engine...


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  • INTERVIEW: Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary

    News | 30 Apr 2015 10:33 | David Learmount

    Ryanair expects to carry 100 million passengers in its current financial year, and the 30-year-old Irish budget carrier seems infused with a new-found respect for its passengers. Or, as chief executive Michael O'Leary puts it: "We've moved from being cheap and nasty to cheap and cheerful."http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/INTERVIEW-Ryanair-chief-executive-Michael-OLeary-411716/
  • Norway prepares report on new airline business practices

    News | 15 Apr 2015 10:39 | David Learmount

    ​Norway's Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing a report on the effects of commercial air transport globalisation and the "fragmentation" of airline structures within the European economic area and globally. This will include a study of "atypical employment practices" within the industry, according to State Secretary for Transport and Communications Tom Cato Karlsen.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Norway-prepares-report-on-new-airline-business-practices-411231/
  • ANALYSIS: France's ISAE studies reasons for pilot error

    News | 09 Apr 2015 10:10 | David Learmount

    Pilots make mistakes. Mistakes are a product of the brain. If it were possible to identify the common neurological precursors for pilot errors, it might be possible to prevent them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Frances-ISAE-studies-reasons-for-pilot-error-410408/
  • EASA simplifies PBN preparations

    News | 08 Apr 2015 12:22 | David Learmount

    ​European operators can expect a less bureaucratic transition to performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures because EASA is simplifying the preparation and approval process.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-simplifies-PBN-preparations-410962/
  • EASA ponders commercial single-engine IMC ruling

    News | 07 Apr 2015 14:48 | David Learmount

    EASA has recently completed its review of industry comments on the controversial subject of commercial single-engine turbine operations in instrument meteorological conditions (CAT SET-IMC), and expects to publish its Final Opinion “in the third quarter” of this year for rulemaking by the European Commission in 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-ponders-commercial-single-engine-IMC-ruling-410928/
  • ANALYSIS: Germanwings crash accident investigation

    News | 31 Mar 2015 12:05 | David Learmount

    ​Airline pilot organisations have expressed their shock at the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash on 24 March – but also their distress that international standards for investigation and the release of information are not being followed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Germanwings-crash-accident-investigation-410749/