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  • Germanwings crash pilot concealed illness: prosecutor

    News | 27 Mar 2015 12:37 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​German prosecutors in Dusseldorf have disclosed the contents of documentation indicating that the first officer on the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had been concealing an illness from his company.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germanwings-crash-pilot-concealed-illness-prosecutor-410645/
  • OPINION: Aviation must address risk within the cockpit

    News | 27 Mar 2015 11:12 | Flight International

    ​The Germanwings Airbus A320 loss, it seems, was another deliberate act by a pilot. That statement is not intended to imply that this is becoming commonplace – because that is far from true – but the very fact that there have been several deliberate acts of destruction by pilots, even if over many years, makes it clear that the issue needs to be addressed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Aviation-must-address-risk-within-the-cockpit-410636/
  • ANALYSIS: Field on making ordinary aircraft extraordinary

    News | 27 Mar 2015 10:28 | Murdo Morrison

    ​For almost 70 years, Field Aviation has been turning mainly Canadian-built types into special mission platforms – making, as its website boasts, “ordinary aircraft extraordinary”. The modifications house, based next to Toronto’s international airport, began transforming surplus wartime transports in the late 1940s. Its latest projects include partnering with Boeing on its Bombardier Challenger 650-based Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) and designing and installing a first-of-type cargo door on a new Bombardier CRJ700.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Field-on-making-ordinary-aircraft-extraordinary-410635/
  • Norwegian moves to keep two crew in cockpit at all times

    News | 26 Mar 2015 17:49

    European low-cost carrier Norwegian is to change its procedures so that two crew members are always present in the cockpit in light of today's developments appearing to show the Germanwings Airbus A320 lost over the French Alps on 24 March appears to have been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Norwegian-moves-to-keep-two-crew-in-cockpit-at-all-times-410611/
  • Aer Lingus focus on transatlantic a deterrent for Etihad: chief

    News | 26 Mar 2015 16:58 | Oliver Clark

    Etihad Airways elected not to invest further in Aer Lingus because the Irish carrier decided to focus on transatlantic markets rather than on connecting traffic to Abu Dhabi, chief executive James Hogan reveals.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aer-Lingus-focus-on-transatlantic-a-deterrent-for-Etihad-chief-410610/
  • Co-pilot 'intentionally' crashed Germanwings A320: Lufthansa CEO

    News | 26 Mar 2015 16:46 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr has acknowledged that the Germanwings Airbus A320 lost over the French Alps on 24 March appears to have been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Co-pilot-intentionally-crashed-Germanwings-A320-Lufthansa-CEO-410609/
  • Co-pilot initiated Germanwings A320's descent: French prosecutor

    News | 26 Mar 2015 13:02 | Michael Gubisch

    Marseille's public prosecutor has confirmed that the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on 24 March was alone in the cockpit throughout the aircraft's descent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Co-pilot-initiated-Germanwings-A320s-descent-French-prosecutor-410599/
  • ANALYSIS: O'Leary still at first base on transatlantic

    News | 26 Mar 2015 12:11 | Graham Dunn

    For those believing Michael O'Leary's much talked-of interest in launching a transatlantic operation is just another headline-grabbing move by the publicity-hungry Ryanair boss, developments over the last 10 days will have given them more ammunition.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-OLeary-still-at-first-base-on-transatlantic-410321/
  • Airbus sale of Dassault stake shows Rafale, Falcon maker's appeal

    News | 26 Mar 2015 11:36 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s 25 March move to offload a second tranche of its shareholding in Dassault Aviation has advanced its strategic plan to pare away non-core assets – and underscored the attractiveness to investors of Dassault, a company whose shares have until now been essentially untraded.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-sale-of-Dassault-stake-shows-Rafale-Falcon-makers-appeal-410595/
  • ​Air Seychelles to start Paris flights in July

    News | 26 Mar 2015 09:45 | Michael Gubisch

    Air Seychelles is to launch a direct route to Paris in July, having previously served the French capital in partnership with shareholder Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Seychelles-to-start-Paris-flights-in-July-410591/
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