Pointing out that a pilot's job is high-pressure and stressful, ICPA said that "several hundred people's lives are in jeopardy if a pilot commits a mistake".
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 German newspaper Bild.
The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said on Friday amid reports that he was severely depressed.
The account on Thursday of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 prompted some airlines to immediately impose stricter cockpit rules — and raised haunting questions about the motive of the co-pilot, whose breathing never wavered as he destroyed the plane and the lives of those aboard.
What went wrong? Friends refuse to believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Germanwings plane
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.
French prosecutor says Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to "destroy the plane." Prosecutor says information was pulled from the black box cockpit voice recorder, but the co-pilot did not say a word once the captain left the cockpit. "It was absolute silence in the cockpit," he said.
Investigators combed through the pulverised wreckage of a German airliner on Wednesday and examined its badly damaged black box for clues as to what caused the mysterious crash that killed all 150 aboard.
Flags flew at half-mast, meetings were cancelled and workplaces fell silent on Wednesday as Spain mourned the 150 people, including at least 49 Spaniards, killed in a plane crash in the French Alps.
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.
A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a Germanwings jetliner smashed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact are vital clues into what caused the plane to go down, killing all 150 people on board, officials said on Wednesday.
Lufthansa did not have any information following reports of a plane crash in France and said it could not confirm that an incident had occurred
The new airline venture 'Vistara' marked the re-entry of the Indian conglomerate into the aviation space after more than six decades.
A project team set up by Singapore Airlines evaluated both aircraft and decided to go with the European plane, the two sources said.
Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) today accused Air India of arbitrarily changing the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft, affecting flight safety.