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Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

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DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. | Video

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Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded 27 Mar 2015

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. | Video

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British government tightens travel warning on Kenya 27 Mar 2015

NAIROBI - Britain toughened its warning to citizens travelling to Kenya, telling them on Friday to avoid most coastal resorts including the region's main airport at Mombasa, another blow to the east African country's battered tourist industry.

Power returns to Amsterdam after outage hits a million homes 27 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM - The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced flights to divert from Schiphol airport and disrupted national public transport networks.

Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash 27 Mar 2015

BERLIN/PARIS - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose. | Video

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Analysis - Pilot's actions may add to Germanwings' liability in mountain crash: lawyers 26 Mar 2015

NEW YORK/BERLIN - Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some aviation lawyers said.

Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash 26 Mar 2015

BERLIN/PARIS - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.

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Hainan Airlines to buy 30 Boeing 787-9 jets, worth $7.7 billion by list price 26 Mar 2015

- Hainan Airlines Co Ltd , China's fourth-largest carrier, said on Wednesday it plans to order 30 Boeing Co B787-9 jets as it seeks to expand international routes to tap into growing demand for overseas travel from China.

Warren of laboratories outside Paris at heart of German plane crash inquiry 26 Mar 2015

PARIS - A warren of laboratories on the outskirts of Paris is where French investigators now face laborious and complex detective work to try to establish what caused a German airline disaster in the French Alps that killed 150 people.

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Etihad may sell Aer Lingus stake if IAG deal gets nod - FT 25 Mar 2015

- Chief executive of Etihad Airways has indicated that the Abu Dhabi-based airline would be willing to sell its stake in Aer Lingus Group Plc , if the Irish government backs the offer made by International Airlines Group for the Dublin-based carrier, the Financial Times reported.