A320

  • Germanwings co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies, says Prosecutors Yesterday

    Duesseldorf: The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said on Monday. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. "In...
  • Airbus A320 pilot heard screaming at co-pilot minutes before crash Yesterday

    A German newspaper published transcripts from crashed GermanWings plane's black box. The pilot is heard screaming at the co-pilot pleading with him to open the door minutes before the co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people on board. ...
  • Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name': Report 3 days ago

    Duesseldorf (Germany): The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a media report. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told German newspaper Bild that when she...
  • Germanwings crash: Lufthansa offers financial assistance to families 3 days ago

    Berlin: Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said it is offering financial assistance of 50,000 euros to the relatives of the victims aboard flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The Germanwings Airbus A320 jet crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the French Alps, killing all 150 people...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded 4 days ago

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job 4 days ago

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency 4 days ago

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule' 4 days ago

    Berlin: Germany's aviation association BDL has announced plans to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The announcement was made by the federation's chief Matthias von Randow, a BDL spokeswoman said. The new policy would require two...
  • France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit: Report 5 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes(France): The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the...
  • Search teams probe wreckage of German Airbus in French Alps 6 days ago

    France: French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) Germanwings budget airline disintegrated after it...
  • Why Germanwings flight might have crashed over the Alps 6 days ago

    New York: Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane that crashed on Tuesday in France was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew. The first clue about what could have happened will be the...
  • Germanwings forced to cancel flights after Airbus A320 crash 6 days ago

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. "One must not forget: many of our Germanwings crews have known...
  • German students, teachers weep for 16 classmates on doomed Airbus A320 6 days ago

    Haltern Am See, Germany: Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke down in tears once they realised that 16 classmates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings airplane that crashed in France on Tuesday on a flight to Duesseldorf. The 10th grade students from the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium...
  • Investigators seek clues into why German Airbus crashed killing all 150 on board 6 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes, France: French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 school children returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline was obliterated when...
  • Crashed Germanwings plane black box found in France, 150 dead in the mishap 1 week ago

    Paris: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says a black box has been located at the site in the French Alps where a plane crashed while traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Cazeneuve, speaking from the Alps region, said the black box had been located and would ultimately help in the investigation into...
  • No survivors likely in Airbus crash in Alps, says French President Francois Hollande 1 week ago

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials said. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council,...
  • French officials say 150 dead in Germanwings plane crash 1 week ago

    Paris: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed with 144 passengers and six crew on board. The airline believed there...
  • AirAsia QZ8501 black box data gives a 'pretty clear picture' of the crash January 29, 2015

    Jakarta: The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has provided the accident probe with a "pretty clear picture" of...
  • AirAsia jet's black box pings detected, say Indonesia search teams January 9, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders on Friday, an official said, 12 days after the plane went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • Rough weather halts process of recovering victims of the AirAsia plane crash January 1, 2015

    The grim process of recovering the victims of the AirAsia plane crash has hit snag. Rough weather has halted their progress. The families of those on board AirAsia have started to come in terms with the reality. ...
  • Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony December 31, 2014

    Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony while the recovery efforts were underway in the Java sea. The wreckage was found in the waters of Indonesia. ...
  • AirAsia plane cancelled after developing a tyre problem in Philippines December 29, 2014

    Manila: Airline and government officials says that an AirAsia Zest plane developed a tyre problem in the central Philippine city of Tagbilaran, prompting the airline, which is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines, to cancel its flight on Sunday to Manila with 178 passengers and six crew members, said on Monday....
  • AirAsia shares lose 8 per cent in Malaysia after jet disappears December 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline, lost almost eight per cent on Monday in Kuala Lumpur after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board. The firm slumped 12 per cent to 2.60 ringgit at the open but recovered slightly to sit at 2.71 ringgit,...
  • AirAsia says missing flight QZ 8501 asked to 'deviate' due to weather December 28, 2014

    Bangkok: AirAsia said the pilot of flight QZ8501 that went missing between Indonesia and Singapore early Sunday had requested "deviation" from the its flight plan because of bad weather. "The aircraft... was requesting deviation due to enroute weather," the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "Communication with...
  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • Vistara takes delivery of first Airbus A-320 aircraft in Delhi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a step closer to getting its flying licence, Tata-SIA joint venture Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A-320 aircraft that landed at the IGI Airport on Thursday, as the airline planned to go ahead with its operational launch next month. The launch of Vistara has been delayed...
  • Vistara launch may get delayed by couple of months September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The launch of Vistara, the TataSingapore Airlines joint venture airline, may get delayed by a couple of months due to regulatory approvals, officials said on Wednesday. The airline, which is slated to get its first Airbus A320 soon, had earlier announced plans to start operations in October. The proposed...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...