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EU aviation agency tells airlines to disinfect planes

Mar 14, 2020 - 2:15 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency says airlines on all routes must 'step up the frequency of cleaning'

DISINFECTING. A crew member of an evacuation flight of French citizens from Wuhan gives passengers disinfectant during the flight to France on February 1, 2020, as they are repatriated from the coronavirus hot zone. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

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

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED As the violence entered its 16th day neither Israel or Islamist movement Hamas appeared willing to end hostilities despite days of diplomatic efforts to coax them into a truce

UNDER ATTACK. Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Al Shejaeiya neighborhood during a military operation in eastern Gaza City, 22 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Prompting the rush of cancellations was a rocket fired from Gaza which according to Israeli police struck north of the airport

FLIGHT STATUS. Passengers check the information board as it changes from English to Hebrew listing cancelled flights (in red) at the departure area of Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod, Israel, outside Tel Aviv, 22 July 2014. Jim Hollander/EPA

Air France says flight makes unscheduled landing in Germany

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

The A380 from Shanghai bound for Paris landed at the main airport in the northern German city of Hamburg

File photo of Hamburg Airport by Christian Charisius/ EPA