Policemen and rescuers stand next to a tent used as a DNA extraction centre on Sunday in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

Reports have suggested the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from mental health issues and may have been receiving treatment for vision(...)

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 runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in 2009. File photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller 1:07

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(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

An Iraqi Airways aircraft lands at Baghdad International airport on Tuesday: Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an aircraft operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budge(...)

Charlie Flanagan,  Minister for Foreign Affairs: ‘For young people, who are often required to bring their passport book out as proof of age, I am confident that this new card will be a safer, more practical option.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A passport card for travel within the EU is to be made available early next year. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has backed the initia(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British MP has called for bonuses to be “stripped” from the chief of air traffic control after an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

 Tian Tian in her enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, as pilots were being asked to avoid flying overthe area so as not to disturb animals during their breeding season, including giant panda Tian Tian. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Pilots were asked to avoid flying over Edinburgh Zoo during the breeding season so as not to disturb the animals, including giant panda Tian Tian.A No(...)