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French aviation authority sets sights on regulations changes

Paris, Fra. - French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash — issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry.


March 31, 2015
By The Associated Press

Lufthansa, meanwhile, said its insurers had set aside $300 million US ($380.7 million Cdn) to deal with possible fallout from the March 24 crash.

The announcement by the French aviation agency BEA signalled the latest re-think about airline procedures in the wake of the Germanwings crash, which jolted an aviation industry already reeling after one passenger plane disappeared into an ocean and another was shot out of the sky over war-torn eastern Ukraine. | READ MORE