BREAKING NEWS: French investigators say Germanwings co-pilot ‘rehearsed’ descent move before fatal crash – @flightcrisis

Andreas Lubitz rehearsed his plan to crash a Germanwings flight into the French Alps, killing 150 people, a report claims. German newspaper Bild cites sources close to the investigation into the tragedy as saying co-pilot Lubitz, 27, practised reducing flight altitude on the plane on its outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona on the same…

NEWS EASA publishes new training requirements for upset prevention and recovery

Upset prevention and recovery training (photo: ICATEE) The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations. The so called “upset prevention and recovery training” (UPRT) requirements aim to better train pilots in order to face…