Christoph Kumpa, spokesman for Duesseldorf’s public prosecution service, addresses journalists in front of the prosecution’s building in Duesseldorf on Monday. The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane was treated for suicidal tendencies “several years ago”, before he received his pilot’s licence, he said. Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images. 1:53

The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he recei(...)

Member of the Red Cross and Policemen waite for relatives at a monument to honour the victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525 in front of the mountains near the crash site. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images 1:53

Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning agains(...)

Andreas Lubitz taking part in the Airport Hamburg 10-mile run on September 13th, 2009 in Hamburg. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to “do something” histo(...)

Debris from the Germanwings Airbus A320 airplane that crashed in the French Alps. Photograph: Fabrice Balsamo/Gendarmerie Nationale via The New York Times

One of the pilots on the German Airbus plane that crashed in the French Alps, killing everyone onboard, left the cockpit and was unable to return b(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande (2nd right), Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy (centre) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walk near crash site of Germanwings Airbus A320. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters 2:24

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing every(...)

Wreckage and debris on the French Alps after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525. Photograph: EPA/Thomas Koehler 0:38

Flags were flying at half-mast in Spain and Germany after 150 people were killed when a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashed yest(...)

Dusseldorf International Airport, where some family members of people believed to have died in the crash began to gather on Tuesday. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images 0:38

Tuesday’s tragic loss of a Germanwings Airbus A320 is the first crash of a European airliner since June 2009, when Air France Flight 447 crashed into (...)

A Germanwings and Lufthansa aircraft on the apron at Dusseldorf airport. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Families of the passengers on Germanwings flight 4U 9525 which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday morning have begun arriving at Dusseldorf interna(...)

Chief pilot of Germanwings Stefan Kenan-Scheib and managing director   Thomas Winkelmann  at a press conference in Cologne following the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps en route to Duesseldorf from Barcelona. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images 0:33

Germanwings said its Airbus A320 aircraft that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday started descending one minute after reaching its cruising height (...)

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, has talked for many years about establishing a transatlantic airline offering cheap fares, and the disclosure that the board has approved outline plans suggests the company is now serious about proceeding.

The board of Ryanair has approved plans to launch transatlantic flights, as part of an ambitious five-year growth strategy outlined by the airline. On(...)