News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.
Pilot unions are unhappy that French prosecutors quickly pressed criminal charges after cockpit voice recorder contents were leaked to the media.
The Germanwings A320 crash has revealed inconsistency and uncertainty over cockpit access rules.
Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, is now the focus of the investigation
CVR recordings indicate copilot refused captain's re-entry into cockpit
Exposes shortcomings at military air defense and civilian ATC control centers, and MAS ops center
Search continues for FDR in rugged terrain in French Alps
Agency recommends SOPs for aircrew to determine a point after touchdown where a go-around will not be initiated.
The weather at the time was below Category 1 landing minimums.
Other include airspace complexities; birds and wildlife; distraction and technology management; fatigue; and ground handling collisions.
The crash occurred in Argentina during filming of a French reality television show and killed several French Olympians.