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19th of April 2016

Germanwings final report

The final report regarding Germanwings flight 9525 has now been released by the French BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses) and can be accessed at; https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elyextendttnews/BEA2015-0125.en-LR_03.pdf.  The BEA’s analysis and recommendations focussed on the following five areas: Mental health assessment of professional pilots; Reliability of self-declaration; Balance between confidentiality and public safety; Contribution of the social and professional environment in assessing fitness to fly; and Security of cockpit access.