At Lufthansa's technical training center in Hamburg, trainees need sharp eyes. When it comes to aircraft upkeep, not even the tiniest nuts and bolts can be overlooked. The aim is to teach perfect maintenance procedures.
The striking cabin crew union’s strategic secrecy has surprised throngs of customers and led Lufthansa to prepare for the worst. Jeffrey Michels reports from the Frankfurt Airport.
An offer of 25,000 euros in compensation per German citizen killed in the March plane crash has provoked 'outrage,' a lawyer representing victims' families said. The crash is believed to be caused by a suicidal co-pilot.
The boss of German airline Lufthansa has said he is "stunned" that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings flight appeared to have deliberately crashed the plane. Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed similar sentiments.
Questions are being asked about the mental health of a co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane. But pilot aptitude tests are designed to weed out such cases, expert Michael Müller tells DW.
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