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Airbus to ask airlines to check wings of older A380s for cracks

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says there are reports of cracks found in wings of in-service A380 airplanes

Germanwings probe seeks 'clearer rules' on pilots' mental health

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Investigators also recommend that pilots be regularly checked for psychological or psychiatric problems

epa05209234 Arnaud Desjardin, deputy head of the investigations unit dedicated to the Germanwings crash at the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) - the French Aviation Investigation and Analysis Office - presents the final report on the Germanwings air crash the the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, outside Paris, France, 13 March 2016. The investigators revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been urged by his doctor to seek psychiatric hospitalisation, just weeks before he is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into the Alps, killing 150 people on board on 24 March 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

EU watchdog urges expanded pilot mental health checks

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:21 AM

Europe s aviation watchdog on Friday July 17 recommended expanded mental health and medical checks of pilots after a rogue airman apparently deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in March killing all 150 people on board

MOURNING. The unnamed partner of Eyal Baum cries on Eyal's coffin at his funeral in Kfar Saba, Israel, 11 June 2015. Eyal Baum was the only Israeli onboard the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jim Hollander / EPA