IATA: Germanwings crash is an ‘unthinkable tragedy’

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Published: March 27, 2015

IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler has described the Germanwings accident as an “unthinkable tragedy ” and stressed the importance of a full and complete investigation. On March 24, the Germanwings A320, on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, crashed into the southern French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. The cockpit voice […]

United Airlines asks DOT for extension on second SFO-Shanghai flight

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Published: March 27, 2015

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Aircraft & Engines-March 27, 2015

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Published: March 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins was selected by China Eastern Airlines to supply avionics, including its Head-up Guidance System (HGS) and Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 20 Boeing 737NGs starting early 2016. Airbus plans to sell 15% of Dassault Aviation to institutional investors (10%) and Dassault (5%); trading of the stock has been suspended and is expected to resume […]

EASA recommends two-crew policy

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Published: March 27, 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a temporary recommendation , proposing that two crew members, including at least one qualified pilot, should occupy the cockpit during flight. This is not a requirement. “The agency makes this recommendation based on the information currently available following the dramatic accident of the Germanwings flight 4U9525, and […]

Lufthansa creates group safety pilot role after Germanwings crash

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Published: March 27, 2015

Germanwings parent Lufthansa has created a new group safety pilot position, effectively immediately, and is updating its cockpit rules after Tuesday’s fatal Airbus A320 crash , which killed all 150 people on board when it went down into the southern French Alps on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. On Thursday, French prosecutor Brice […]

Pilots’ union: Germanwings CVR data leak ‘serious breach’ of rules

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Published: March 27, 2015

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), which represents over 38,000 pilots across Europe, has struck out over Germanwings flight 9525 cockpit voice recorder (CVR) data being made public. “The leaking of the CVR data is a serious breach of fundamental and globally accepted international accident investigation rules. The motivation for and consequences of this will need […]

All Nippon Airways finalizes order for three 787-10s

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Published: March 27, 2015

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has finalized an order for three Boeing 787-10 aircraft, valued at approximately $ 900 million at current list prices. With this order, originally announced as a commitment in January, ANA becomes the first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners . ANA, the 787 launch customer , […]

Russian carriers to cut international networks

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Published: March 27, 2015

Several Russian carriers have cut their international networks due to a decrease in passenger traffic, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. The airlines have withdrawn 72 designations for international routes. In several cases, authorities canceled the designations of carriers that did not operate scheduled services on some international routes for more than two […]

Competition watchdog opposes Qantas-China Eastern deal

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Published: March 27, 2015

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Carsten Spohr: ‘Darkest chapter’ in Lufthansa’s history

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Published: March 27, 2015

Stunned Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said the German airline company is coming to terms with the fact that a Germanwings pilot apparently intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 into the French Alps on March 24. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa. “We are forced to come to the conclusion that [flight 4U9525] was deliberately crashed,” […]

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