File handout of debris found during recovery operations following a Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. The remains of all 150 passengers on board the   Airbus A320 are to be turned over to their families for burial. File photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

The remains of all 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will finally be turned over to their families for burial, as investi(...)

Conor Pope takes off from Dublin to land in . . . Dublin as he tries to understand what makes people scared of flying

‘Now might be a good time to clench your buttocks or your fists,” Captain Steve Allright announces over the plane’s PA as the most frightened flight t(...)

French police and  investigators working through the scattered debris on the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320, in the French Alps near the southeastern town of Seyne. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Germanwings flight GWI18G on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, was scheduled to fly from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, with six crew members (two flight crew and (...)

Co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz taking part in the Airport Hamburg 10-mile run in September  2009. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 0:53

The co-pilot who deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps had practised his actions on an earlier flight on the same plane that (...)

Aircraft of German airline Lufthansa standing at the tarmac of the Franz-Josef-Strauss-Airport in Munich, southern Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

Lufthansa narrowed its operating loss in the first quarter, helped by cheaper fuel, but said on Tuesday further action was needed to lower costs, espe(...)

Investigators believe Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane into a French mountainside on March 24th, killing all 150 people onboard. Photograph: AFP Photo/Foto team Mueller/Getty Images

Lufthansa and the German aviation authority have agreed that correct procedures were followed when Andreas Lubitz was awarded his pilot’s licence, the(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers bakery leaving Laganside Court in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Kilkenny/PA Wire

Spare a thought for the beleaguered bakers and the offended florists. From Northern Ireland to the US states of Indiana and Arkansas, the Christian(...)

Audits of Germany’s regulator by European Aviation Safety Agency occur several times a year. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s air safety regulator said it found more than 10 incidents in recent years in which Germany appeared lax in following aviation medical require(...)

Relatives of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash victims arrive  to attend a ceremony as rescuers hold flags of the late passengers’ nationalities in the village of Le Vernet. A German Airbus A320 of the low-cost carrier Germanwings crashed on March 24th, killing all 150 people on board. Photograph: Franck Pennant/AFP/Getty Images.

French investigators have ended their search for bodies in the Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed last month, killing all 150 people on bo(...)

Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin: Forensic scientists have isolated 150 DNA profiles from more than 2,000 samples collected at the crash site.  Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images 1:35

The second “black box” of Germanwings flight 9525 has confirmed not only that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Airbus 320 on March 24t(...)