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Lufthansa, lifted by cheap fuel, triples net profit

German airline Lufthansa, still reeling from the crash of one of its Germanwings planes in March over the French Alps, said Thursday it tripled net profit in the second quarter, helped by cheap fuel.

Jul 30, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

Jul 24, 2015, 20:19 PM IST

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz's estate is declared bankrupt

 The estate of the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed Flight 9525 in March has been declared bankrupt after no heirs came forward.

Jul 10, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

Lufthansa makes Germanwings compensation offer

Lufthansa on Tuesday offered financial compensation to relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash three months ago a proposal that a lawyer representing many German families immediately described as inadequate.

Jun 30, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

DGCA panel to consult pilots on norms for assessing their mental health

A DGCA-appointed panel, set up to formulate norms for assessing the mental health of pilots, has decided to consult pilots across airlines and other stake holders before giving a final shape to the new regulations.

Jun 28, 2015, 21:40 PM IST

Tears in Barcelona at funeral for Germanwings crash victim

Three months after the Germanwings jet crashed in the French Alps, hundreds of tearful mourners packed a funeral home today to say goodbye to Robert Oliver Calvo, who was on his last weekly business trip abroad before a change at work that would have kept him home more.

Jun 20, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Spanish Germanwings bodies repatriated

The bodies of 32 Spanish victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps in March were flown back to Spain on Monday aboard a specially fitted plane.

Jun 15, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

Spanish Germanwings bodies repatriated

The bodies of 32 Spanish victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps in March were flown back to Spain on Monday aboard a specially fitted plane.

Jun 15, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

French investigators expand Germanwings probe: Victims' group

Three investigative judges are taking over a probe into the Germanwings crash in the French Alps to determine if anyone can be held liable for the tragedy, a disaster support group said today.

Jun 12, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

Germanwings crash: Pilot feared going blind, contacted 41 doctors in 5 years

The Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately ploughed a plane into the French Alps saw 41 doctors in five years, seven of them in the month before the crash that left 150 dead, a prosecutor said Friday.

Jun 11, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

Families of Germanwings crash victims meet investigators

 Families of victims of the Germanwings plane crash were meeting today with investigators in Paris, looking for answers about why the co-pilot apparently slammed the plane into an Alpine mountainside and when their loved ones' remains and belongings will return home.

Jun 11, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

Germanwings crash victims' kins to view coffins in Duesseldorf

The family members of 44 of the 150 victims of the ill-fated Germanwings plane, deliberately crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz into the French Alps, will be allowed to see the coffins of their loved ones in the airport in Duesseldorf on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

'Flying has never been safer,' says air industry chief

Traveling by plane is safer than ever despite a series of headline-grabbing airline disasters in recent months, the head of a major global aviation group said on Monday.

Jun 09, 2015, 01:54 AM IST

Germany sent to EU court over airport security

The EU referred Germany to court Thursday for failing to regularly monitor security measures at some airports, but said it was not related to the Germanwings crash.

May 28, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

All 150 Germanwings crash victims identified: Statement

Investigators have identified the remains of all 150 people aboard a Germanwings flight that was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, a prosecutor said Tuesday, allowing them finally to be la

May 19, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz `practiced descent on previous flight`

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday.

May 06, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Lufthansa says Germanwings crash scarred it forever

The Germanwings crash permanently scarred the airline`s parent company Lufthansa, its chief executive told shareholders at their annual meeting Wednesday, which started with a minute`s silence to honour the dead.

Apr 29, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

German air controllers urge remote control of planes after crash

The German air traffic control authority has urged the aviation industry to develop technology that ground staff could use in an emergency to take remote command of a plane, which could help prevent a repeat of a Germanwings crash last month.

Apr 15, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Germanwings memorial held in Barcelona

Spain's foreign minister was joined by his French and German counterparts on Monday for a memorial to the victims of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on March 24 in the southern French Alps, killing all 150 onboard.

Apr 13, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

EU foreign ministers pay tribute to Germanwings crash victims

The foreign ministers of France, Spain and Germany paid tribute on Monday to the victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps at Barcelona airport, where the flight took off last month.

Apr 13, 2015, 16:21 PM IST